Ming at British Museum free with Claremont Project. Just the nine places, dear?
Ah, nice quiet BM on a November evening with its iconic façade lit up and black railings shiny wet after the rains on London’s flagstones.
The Ming exhibition, costly at its price, is exceptionally well-laid-out what with jade coloured walls and plush red ones too.
We particularly liked quotes from past scholars emblazoned on the walls and then the jade jewels. We had to read twice the notes about boys captured and castrated in order to live as slaves in Royal palace. The film about ships in Ming times mesmerises. There was much to read and loads to ogle at.
10.30 Meet Leyton Station
11.00 Arrive St Paul’s for a talk in the crypt all about John Donne.
12.30 Off to Bank Station to get to West Silvertown DLR
13.00 Picnic in Lyle Park E16
14.00 back to DLR and to Woolwich Arsenal to explore posh Arsenal, barracks and market. Comfort beak at Woolwich Leisure Centre using our Better memberships.
16.00 Cuppa tea in a café.
17.00-18.00 Back on DLR in the dark. One hour of exploring stations new to us.
18.00 to 18.30 Get to Russell St/Euston
18.30- 20.00 British Museum for “MING, 50 years that changed history.” Tickets courtesy of Claremont Project Islington.
20.00 Bus back to Leyton, chaperoning each other because of recent street attacks.