Cultural life: Peter Blake, actor
Saturday 08 December 2012
When I went back to Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, to my own show for a Paul Weller acoustic set, I saw the exhibition of works by musicians and paintings by Derek Boshier. There was a painting by Ian Dury from the 1960s using sequins that I liked very much.
Hallo Sausages: The Lyrics of Ian Dury edited by Jemima Dury is great. I've also started the Keith Richards autobiography. I do want to re-read Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
I have been to a couple of private showings. One was Crossfire Hurricane and the other was called Celebration Day, a film about Led Zeppelin. I also enjoyed Bill Cunningham New York, a film by Richard Press.
Lots of modern jazz from my vinyl collection, particularly Chet Baker. I always listen to a really nice CD of Ian Dury singing Fran Landesman's lyrics which includes one of my favourite songs, "All of the Sad Young Men".
I found a late-night channel called Challenge that shows American wrestling. I watch any sport, especially football and cycling. I love watching the Tour de France live, which they had every evening during the Tour.
Peter Blake: Rock Paper Scissors, Waddington Custot Galleries, London W1 (www.waddingtoncustot.com) to 15 December
Review: Of Mice and Men
By opportunistic local hoping to exhibit the work
Fans will be hoping the role finally wins him an Oscar
What do gigantic horse heads tell us about Falkirk?
Finnish Postal Service praises the 'self irony and humour' of the drawings
The actor has confessed to his own insecurities
Allotments are the focus of a new reality show
Arts & Ents blogs
Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin releases extract from new book
King Charles III London Underground theatre poster pixelated amid fears it might cause offence
The best movies on Netflix: 32 films that will end your endless scrolling
Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark
Kingdom Tower: Construction of 1km high new world’s tallest building to begin next week in Saudi Arabia
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Refugee facing deportation from Sweden saved by fellow passengers refusing to let plane leave
- 1 Easter egg hunt horror as mother finds dead body under deck of house
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Unbeliebable: The White House offer 'no comment' to anti-Justin Bieber petition
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 How We Met: Alison Moyet & Emma Kennedy: 'I knew we'd be friends because she was happy to make a prat of herself'