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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.88

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.88 Back to regular Sunday service and we find ourselves back in Harlesden, one of my favourite places for shop fronts.  Christian book shop today. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.87 Bank Holiday Weekend. Up until now that could only have meant only mean one thing – DIY.  Although this weekend is one of the most significant in the year for DIY retailers as British families look to bring out their BBQs and work on their […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.86

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…and finally the candlestick maker… From Stamford Hill to Notting Hill – Westbourne Grove today. London you never cease to amaze me in the mix of people that live here. Unbelievable that a shop can survive selling pretty much just candles! 195 Westbourne Grove, W11 ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.85

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.85 …The Baker…. 182-184 Stamford Hill, N16. Kosher Bakery in Stamford Hill, an area particularly known for its 30,000 Hasidic Jews, making it the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe. ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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Residency Programme Upcoming Events

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Have you met our resident artists yet? Do come and meet them at the fantastic events that they have lined up in the Museum in May and June! May Thursday 21 May at 13.00 to 14.00 (Meeting at Grand Entrance Meeting Point): Jamie Jenkinson will be giving a talk comparing the video pixel to mosaic […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.84

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.84 I wanted to do this a while ago and got side tracked so here we go again with the nursery rhyme Rub-a-dub-dub, three men in a tub, who do you think they were? The Butcher… 1096 Harrow Road, Willesden NW10 5NL ©Barnaby Barford 2014

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Back To School

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Since my last post I have been immersed in the treasure trove that is the specialist library in the Ceramics & Glass Department. I wanted to find out more about the history and context of some of my favourite objects from the collections, what informed their shape and decoration, before going on to design my shape with that in mind. […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.83

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.83 Got to be at the top today, breathe it in!!!! Ah the exclusive air of Bond Street home to the big jewellers in London.  Inextricably linked to the gorgeous, glamorous  Audrey Hepburn.  Amazingly there was no Tiffany’s in London until 1986 when the first exclusive […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.82 Breaking with the Sunday tradition but the Giro d’Italia is on so we’re going bicycle shopping!  On Essex Road, Islington.  30 years experience make this one of London’s most highly rated local bike shops providing custom built bicycles of all breeds. In the rules of […]

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 81

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The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No. 81 To my neck of the woods and a shop really showing how to make a difference to the local area. An area bereft of interesting places to shop Lili stuck her neck out and opened a part gallery – part vintage furniture – part […]

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