The history of replica football kits in this week's podcast brought to you by the British Society of Sport History in association with the Institute of Historical Research. Geoff talks to Dr Chris Stride of the University of Sheffield about the history of the replica kit from its inception in the 70s as a child's plaything to the 90s replica boom when all of a sudden even your Dad thought it was ok to wear a football shirt to the ground.
World class Rembrandt and a really intriguing collection of artists' postcards.
A one line review of Sean Scully at the NG.
Resto 24 #dearpizza, #Highbury An excellent awning makes al fresco dining in the heat tolerable. Good #pizza and friendly service are a hit. As is the #estorick show of #campari related material. A perfect one-two in #Islington. #food #london
Maybe it's more of a lunchtime joint but it's a good post-exhibition option if you want straight up modern cooking at a good price.
This was an excellent experience but not one that my credit card could handle too many times in a season. However, to have come into a womb of sophisticated Frenchness after having spent an evening watching the most turgid Europa League match since the last one in a noisy brauhaus was a most welcome thing. And this on the back of an excellent morning in Cologne's fine art museum where they had an extraordinary exhibition of Tintoretto. After that it was back to sausageland, the latex girls, Kölsch and a man with a very annoying drill in a terrible hotel bar.
I haven’t got round to my full Estorick post yet, in fact I’d like to go back before I tackle it, so in the meantime my art focus falls on the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea Park. This is my third art bunfight of the year after the RA’s Summer Exhibition and the Venice Biennale…