Posts Tagged ‘The Collection’

Evidence in Camera

September 7, 2018

Art exhibition by Mandy Lee Jandrell at The Usher Art Gallery at The Collection.

One room, coloured lights bouncing of mirrors, another room two large screens, images of light used for signalling.

Evidence in Camera takes its title from the book of the same name by Constance Babington-Smith, published in 1957.

Constance Babington-Smith was head of Photographic Interpretation at RAF Medmenham’s Central Interpretation Unit, she was one of several women – including the archaeologist Dorothy Garrod – involved in the highly skilled interpretation of aerial reconnaissance photography during the Second World War.

Stokes at The Collection

September 4, 2018
Stokes at The Collection

Stokes at The Collection

I have in the past looked in on Stokes at The Collection, but never had a coffee.

Visiting an exhibition at The Collection, Bastion in the Air, I decided to take a break and have a cappuccino and a cookie.

Service was slow, even though Stokes at The Collection was empty.

The coffee when delivered, looked disgusting, tasted disgusting. The girl serving completely clueless on coffee.

When the coffee was brought to my table, I did not touch it for a couple of minutes, so disgusted by its appearance. When I did, I found it to be scalding hot. It must have been nigh on 100C when brought to the table.

Not helped by poor quality, over-roasted catering supply coffee.

The only good think I could say of the undrinkable cappuccino was that it did not have chocolate dumped on top.

I have had cookies at Stokes on High Bridge and they used to be excellent, the same can not be said of the coffee. The cookie was not good either, hard and dried up.

There are better coffee shops nearby, Base Camp on Steep Hill, Madame Waffle in the High Street and Coffee Aroma in Guildhall (through The Stonebow), all within a few minutes walk.

Stokes is an old family fourth generation coffee business. They have three coffee shops in Lincoln. Stokes on High Bridge, Stokes at The Collection, Stokes at The Lawn. Stokes at The Lawn is also a coffee roastery.

Modern Masters in Print

January 14, 2014
Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol

An exhibition at the Usher Art Gallery in Lincoln of Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol. On loan from the V&A in London.

I have to say, a grave disappointment, not worth the effort of going out of your way for. Not their best works on display, though pride of place was the classic Andy Warhol of Marilyn Monroe.

I expected long queues. Nada. Poor publicity. And I do not think word of mouth is going create great enthusiasm.

Yes, the Usher Art Gallery is a worth a visit, far better art on display and can visit the Modern Masters whilst there.

Modern Masters is on until 30 March 2014.

I had a chat with one of the curators. I suggested for future exhibitions:

The Frugal Repast - Picasso

The Frugal Repast – Picasso

Stokes at The Collection

January 10, 2013
Stokes at The Collection

Stokes at The Collection

A modern coffee bar in a museum, Stokes at The Collection stands in marked contrast to Stokes on High Bridge.

A wide range of quality teas and coffees, their own made cakes, locally sourced for their lunches.

The contract to run the County Restaurant is up for grabs. Maybe Stokes will take it on, but they would have to make the point, locally sourced, no white van chiller food hotted up. County Restaurant has good staff, what is wrong is the company that has the contract. Stokes took over at The Collection and improved it. They could do the same with the County Restuarant.

The Collection in Lincoln is a museum and art complex that houses a museum and incorporates the Usher Art Gallery.

Dreams in seasons

January 12, 2012
dreams in seasons - summer

dreams in seasons - summer

Who speaks the sound of an echo? Who paints the image in a mirror? Where are the spectacles in a dream? Nowhere at all. — Lakshminkara

A strange exhibition. It traces the life of Polly from a little girl of 8 to her death at 80. Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Enter through a garden shed, pass through a garden, through a secret tunnel into a garden in Spring, through to the most dream-like sequence dreams of Summer, here we meet a fortune teller who we can meet later again in Autumn, then death in the cold of Winter.

Metro-Boulot-Dodo at The Collection in Lincoln.

Top story in The Dream Journal (Friday 13 January 2012).

Top stories The Dream Journal (Sunday 15 January 2012).

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