Food for thought: Daphne Guinness

She shares her week in culture...

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The artist and fashion authority is among those supporting the charity initiative Fifty Children – Fifty Artists by producing a portrait of a young person living in Tower Hamlets in order to raise awareness of child poverty within the east London borough.

The first public exhibition runs 23-27 March at Shoreditch Town Hall, admission free.


Make notes in my diary on the train after visiting family in Gloucestershire. Listen to Philip Glass on my iPod until we pull into Paddington.


Listen to Hozier in the bath first thing, which sets me up for the day.


Go to visit The Wallace Collection to view the armour downstairs. It’s free, just around the corner from my flat, and a compulsive attraction.


Go for a fitting at Huntsman, where I’m having a jacket made. I look forward to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall on television in the evening.


Visit The Wedding Dresses exhibit for the last time at the V&A. My niece loaned her dress for the show; it was great seeing it up there with beautiful pieces from other eras.


Off to see Dominic Dromgoole’s The Changeling at The Globe. What an eerie and effective setting.


Catch up with correspondence in the morning. I write by hand – and only with my trusted fountain pen. Spend the afternoon on the sofa with A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, the debut novel of Eimear McBride, to see what all the fuss is about.