Cultural Life: Mary McCartney, photographer
Friday 03 December 2010
Visual Arts: Sargent and the Sea at the Royal Academy. The emotional seascapes and beautifully lit beach scenes are inspiring. I subscribe to get a Friends of the Tate and Friends of the Royal Academy card each year, so I can pop into each gallery often. Also, they both have really nice cafés, so it is a good place to meet for snacks. The Museum of Everything, with Sir Peter Blake's collection of stuff he has found over the years is very sweet and interesting too.
Films: Another Year, well made but a bit too depressing for me. The Secret in Their Eyes which I loved because it is so well written and I really ended up caring about the characters. The Girl Who Played with Fire, which was very gripping – looking forward to seeing The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
Television: The Trip made me smile. Mad Men is my favourite show at the moment – it is so darkly compelling and stylish.
Music: Kings Of Leon's new album is still very original, and Band on the Run. Because it has just been re-released it brings back lots of fond memories. Also, Eminem – I like to listen to him when I'm walking my dog in the park!
Theatre: The last play I saw was Jerusalem, as it was highly recommended. Having taken photos of dancers from the Royal Ballet, I really enjoy seeing their performances at the Royal Opera House. I am looking forward to going to see Giselle soon.
Books: Solar by Ian McEwan. I've not finished it yet, but I'm finding that it makes me smile and cringe. It is very well written.
From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney is published by Thames and Hudson, £19.95 . She takes part in a Q&A at the National Portrait Gallery Bookshop, London on 7 December at 3pm
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 Ball pool for adults opens in London
- 4 Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
- 5 Rashida Jones speaks out against male-centric porn saying 'women should have sex and feel good about it'
Venezuela Expo Tattoo 2015: Extreme body art from 'Vampire Woman' to 109mm earlobes
Game of Thrones really doesn't want Danny Dyer - EastEnders star rejected three times
Game of Thrones season 5 trailer: The first full-length look is here
Sia apologises for 'Elastic Heart' music video that sees Shia LaBeouf wrestle 12-year-old Maddie Ziegler
25 years of Disney: How Darth Vader, Iron Man, Elsa and Pixar's geniuses helped the company conquer the world (again)
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
King Abdullah dead: We can't afford not to hold Saudi Arabia's royals to account