A Ten Point Manifesto for London’s Trendiest New High-End Eatery

A Ten Point Manifesto for London’s Trendiest New High-End Eatery Our manifesto embodies our commitment to lead the dining revolution by exposing the public to alternative avenues of perception and to question the very foundations of the dining experience. This establishment has absolutely no intention of serving food that fulfils arbitrary criteria such as visual…

You are the victim of your own rules

Summer is coming to an end in London, and so we took a train to Camden Town for the afternoon before the cold and miserable days are the best we can expect from this city. I brought my camera for the trip and am happy to report that some new street art works have been put up around the neighbourhood. Here are all the pieces that we were…

Press to reset the world

It’s been quite a few weeks since I published anything, so please accept my apologies. We were in East London at the weekend and had time to photograph the new street art on display for your pleasure. Just a short post today as I’ve been having trouble typing recently. Hopefully the pictures will speak for themselves….

Street art gallery – Berlin edition

Herself and I are just back from a four day trip to Berlin and while I will save the details of the excursion (and my thoughts about the city) to another post, I am eager to show you some of the street art that we spotted in this most unusual of European capitals.  It took most of our Saturday…

The truth isn’t always an uplifting business

Hang around the Irish pubs of West London for long enough and you’re sure to hear some harsh political opinions. If you don’t watch out, you might even get to holding some of them yourself. The truth isn’t always an uplifting business, but there are no lies in Big Tom, the out of work steel fixer…

The Attenborough update

Accepting disappointment as sarcastically as possible. Before the weekend, I asked you to submit questions that you would like me to ask David Attenborough if the chance arose at an event I attended to celebrate the remarkable success of Planet Earth II. Well, unfortunately there was no Q&A section after the presentation so I didn’t…

A History of the Future (Part 1)

          The Oxford Society Press History of the World Chapter 24  “North America in nuclear ruin: an introduction” Surprisingly, it wasn’t until the latter half of Trump’s second presidential term that the United States found itself engaged in an irredeemably devastating and entirely one sided thermo-nuclear altercation. With the luxury of hindsight,…

How are ya getting’ on?

A lot has been going on since my lachrymose little article from last week. At the time, I was rather on the despondent side, fearing I would no longer have time or opportunity to hunt-down and photograph London’s ever-changing street art offerings. As it happens,  my sorrows were somewhat unfounded as I started a new job in East London’s Shoreditch area…

Be careful! Got it!

Things move fast in this town and I was made sure of that when I went for a walk before lunch and stumbled across a whole heap of street art pieces that seem to have materialized out of thin air over the weekend. I had to move a few bins and jump a few walls…

Some news and thanks #LWIBloggies2016

I wasn’t going to post again today, but I just received an email informing me that Critical Dispatches is now a finalist for the 2016 Blog Awards Ireland. Thank you everybody who voted for this blog! I am both flattered and eternally grateful for the efforts made to push this site through to the final…

This blog needs you!

Critical Dispatches has made it onto the shortlist for the Blog Awards Ireland 2016 and now I need your help! If you have enjoyed any of my work on this blog, could I please ask that you click on the image below and vote for Critical Dispatches. Frustratingly, there looks to be a requirement that you create an…

The story of last night

“Maybe we’ll find a little adventure,” joked Herself as we headed out for a walk in the neighbourhood after dinner last night. We live in one of London’s quieter districts and the evenings tend to be tame on this side of town. We’re low-key people. We like it that way. Nearing the end of our…

Music plays somewhere in the distance

More than three quarters of the Greek population list their religion as Orthodox, so if you find yourself there during one of their religious celebration, it is an almost certainty that you will find yourself involved in the pageantry of the occasion in some way, shape or form. I spent this year’s Easter holidays in the Northern…

#JusticeforBerta in London

Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores  was a Honduran environmental activist and indigenous leader of the Lenca people, and co-founder and coordinator of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). An activist who campaigned for the defence of indigenous land rights, Cáceres was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize In 2015 for her opposition to…

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade London 2016

On Sunday morning, thousands of revelers gathered in Central London to celebrate the annual Saint Patrick’s Day festival and parade. Patrick may be the patron saint of Ireland, but it’s not so well known that the man mythology claims to have driven the snakes from Irish shores was actually born in Britain. In light of…