Pudding Lane – A 3D Representation of 17th Century London

Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, “Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses” mentioned in diaries from the period. For their efforts, the De Montfort team was awarded first prize in the Off the Map contest, a competition run by The British Library and video game developers GameCity and Crytek. You can find more information about how the animation came together over at the animators’ blog, plus at The British Library’s Digital Scholarship blog.

(Source, HERE)


I Killed My Mother, by Andras Visky, on Stage in London – UPDATE

I Killed My Mother

I Killed My Mother
by Andras Visky

On from 05 Mar 2013 till 10 Mar 2013
Rosemary Branch

Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

Tickets: £10.00 – £12.00 – Full price tickets £12, concessions £10

About: I Killed My Mother

Summer Dialogues Productions presents
by Andras Visky

Translated by Ailisha O’Sullivan and Agnes Lehockzy
Directed by Natalia Gleason

First performed in Chicago, and then at experimental theatre La Mama, New York, this UK premiere is translated, directed and performed by London based Eastern-European artists, and written by Andras Visky, one of the most original voices of contemporary continental theatre.

Inspired by the true story of a Romanian orphan born as a result of Ceausecu’s disastrous anti contraception policy 20 years ago, Visky has developed the idea of metaphoric orphanhood binding and dividing everyone. In his play institutional neglect is transformed into a gift enabling the main character to become self reliant. The writer himself will be present for post show Q and A at some performances. Continue reading “I Killed My Mother, by Andras Visky, on Stage in London – UPDATE”

Richard Chartres, Anglican Bishop of London

The Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres, Anglican Bishop of London

I will never forget that Sunday evening last summer when I first met Bishop Chartres.

I was in London with some colleagues in World Vision, at my alma mater, London School of Theology, for s professional meeting. On Sunday, four of us decided to split with the larger group and skip the morning church service, in order to visit Tate Gallery and go to church in the evening.

As the way was taking us close to St. Paul’s, one of us suggested to stop for a minute and visit the cathedral. I doubted we could do it during the service, but, to our surprise, the programme of the day was Mozart’s Sang Eucharist Mass. The heavenly music captivated us and we stayed. Then, as one of the earlier songs of my son says, ‘the pulpit got its… person’. To my disappointment, the preacher that Sunday was Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church in the US. As I expected, she daringly used this opportunity to chastise Anglicans in the UK for not following her homosexual agenda. For me, I am sorry to say, it was like plunging from heaven to hell. We left at the end of the sermon, as we have had enough of it. Not even Mozart could cure us. Continue reading “Richard Chartres, Anglican Bishop of London”

A Psychological Analysis of the Riots in the UK – UPDATE

(Source of picture, HERE)

Zoe Williams, a Guardian columnist, has written the best analysis I have read until now on the roots and the meaning of the riots in the UK. Reading this article I was wondering where are the ethics theologians when we need them.

I paste below a few quotes from this remarkable text, in the hope that this will motivate you to read it in its entirety. Continue reading “A Psychological Analysis of the Riots in the UK – UPDATE”

Virtual tour – St Paul’s Cathedral in London

Virtual tour of the cathedral HERE.

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