Saturday, 31 December 2011

Best of 2011

I haven't attended or done as many cultural events this year as the previous years, but I tried my best. The following are some of the highlights (*some of the items below are quite dated, like Cloud Atlas, but I read it this year):

  • Films: Jane Eyre, Where the Wild Things Are, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Midnight in Paris, MI4 (Hehe)
  • Books: Teach Us to Sit Still, Cloud Atlas, The Wilderness, The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, It's a Book, Stranger's Child
  • Poetry: Family Values
  • TV: Mad Men Season 4
  • Events: Bath Lit Fest, Chelt Lit Fest, Decemberists Concert, Feist Concert, Secret Cinema, Stoke Newingham Lit Fest, Eels Concert, Magritte Exhibit at Liverpool, Thanksgiving in Dorset, Sylvia Plath's drawings at Mayor Gallery, Cirque du Soleil - Zaia, Some like it Hip Hop at Sadler's Wells
  • Places: Google HQ, Casa Batllo, Saltaire, Big Buddha
  • Food/Beverage: Schwartz's in Montreal, Manpuku in Toronto, Magdalen Arms in Oxford, Hotel Bellevue at Sorrento, Printer's House, Lang Fong Yuen in HK, Isis Farmhouse in Oxford, Mercato Caterina in Barcelona

Low points:

  • Books: Time Traveller's Wife, Hunger Games Trilogy (don't ask), Great House
  • Events: RADA's Reigen (ugh!)

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