One of the exhibitions I have been most excited about this year will be opening this Friday. Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style will running at The Barbican until 5th September, so you have only two months to catch it.
To Sir With Love is as famous now for the title song by Lulu as for the film itself. I’d loved the song for many years, but didn’t see the film until several months ago. Even in 1967 the ‘teacher-inspiring-tough-kids’ theme in movies was hardly new, but it deftly manages to avoid cliché (or at least treads so lightly that you don’t notice).