AFRORETRO checks out the Royal Academy of Arts

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Friday Night at the Royal Academy of Arts - Who would have known that AFRORETRO could have so much fun in such an traditional institution.

I mean, don’t get me wrong the RA is beautiful- in fact it’s down right sexy in a classy sort of way.  But on Friday night it was fun, challenging, interactive, exciting, engaging and fresh - I know, who knew.  Right???

So you’re probably wondering what rocked my world – Well Team I totes recommend if you have some free time that you check out the "Senses Spaces Exhibition".

The RA decided to get their funk on and create an architectural party by gathering a whole bunch of blow your brains out architects to create unique physical statements of OMG-ness.

From 20 feet wooden sitting stools reminiscent of the great Doric Grecian columns built to honour the Gods of old to an intricate forest of woven scented bamboo fibres lit up like a stellar nursery twinkling in the night sky - it was all just amazing.


I felt a bit like Alice, in Wonderland, only I didn’t fall down a hole or meet a Cheshire Cat or follow a White Rabbit.  But I did find myself saying “curiouser and curiouser” and just like Alice I explored and tried out loads of increasingly strange stuff.  I climbed on stuff; added to stuff, created stuff, lounged on stuff, got lost in stuff, smelt stuff and mediated in stuff.  My senses were on a stuff overload and you know what? I loved it.

So why not this Friday night drop by the RA, pick yourself up a glass of wine, and have a wonder.  Go get some culture and check out some unusual art. And if you’re not into the art – well between you me there were lots of other sexy things to look at.

Oops is that too salacious?

The Deets:

  • What: Sensing Spaces - Architecture Reimagined
  • Where: Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly
London W1J 0BD
  • Nearest tube: Green Park or Piccadilly
  • The moola (££): £14 for adults, 12-18 years - £6, Under 12 Free
  • When: 25th January to 6th April 2014
  • Any more info: Ring them on 020 7300 8000 or visit