ArtMuseLondon is a site for reviews of exhibitions, live music, opera, dance, recordings, books and other cultural events written by people with a keen interest and an intelligent, honest and accessible approach.

We are selective about what we see and hear and we don’t “review everything”. Instead, we choose to write about the exhibitions, concerts, recordings and books which interest us personally. Guest posts on related subjects are also invited.

To invite ArtMuseLondon to review your event, exhibition, CD or book, or to submit a guest post, please feel free to contact us via the Contact page.

Who we are

Adrian Ainsworth is, by day, a copywriter specialising in plain language communications about finance and benefits. However, he spends the rest of the time consuming as much music, live or recorded, as possible – then writing about it, often on Specs, his slightly erratic ‘cultural diary’ containing thought pieces, performance and exhibition write-ups, playlists, and even a spot of light photography. He has a particular interest in art song and opera… and a general interest in everything else. Twitter @Adrian_Specs

Karine Hetherington is a teacher and writer of novels, who also blogs on art and music. Her two published novels, The Poet and the Hypotenuse, and Fort Girard, are set in France in the 1930s and 1940s. Karine promotes singers and musicians performing in the fast-growing Kensington and Olympia Music and Arts Festival. When she is not writing about music, she likes to sing in her local choir or tackle piano sonatas, some of which are far too difficult for her. Twitter @ParisMemories

David Lake is a research scientist, engineer, pianist, concert-goer and choral singer and sees the barriers between art and science as purely artificial and unhelpful.  He is currently studying for his Licentiate Diploma (piano) and recently achieved a first in his BA from the Open University, whilst carrying on with the science-stuff in 6G mobile networks for the “day-job.”

Frances Wilson is a publicist and writer on classical music and pianism as The Cross-Eyed Pianist. A keen concert-goer, she writes music reviews for her blog and is a regular writer for classical music website InterludeHK. She has written for Pianist Magazine, The Schubert Institute of the UK, Bachtrack.com, IDAGIO and Classical Music Magazine,  programme notes for the Barbican Centre, and has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Music Matters to discuss the effect of the internet and social media on music criticism and music journalism today.  Her clients include the Royal School of Church Music, the Royal Choral Society, composer Thomas Hewitt Jones, and Hertfordshire Festival of Music. Twitter @CrossEyedPiano

Nick Marlowe studied Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art and History at Cambridge University. After working for thirty years in the book trade he is now a freelance writer and artist. Formerly a reviewer for OneStopArts, a spin-off from Bachtrack.com, Nick has also reviewed for US-based art and culture site CultureVulture.net.

Jacky Colliss Harvey has worked in museum publishing for over 20 years, and speaks and lectures regularly on the arts and their relation to popular culture. She is the author of the best-selling RED: A History of the Redhead, The Animal’s Companion: People and Their Pets, A 26,000 Year Love Story, Walking Pepys’s London, and two novels, The Silver Fox and The Dead Men under the pen name J C Harvey. Twitter @JCollissHarvey