Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

P is for party

  • Comment

Squire & Partners held a great party to celebrate the opening of their new King's Cross offices, complete with an urbane speech from Michael Squire, who reminded the audience of the three 'Fs' of architecture: 'Finish it, photograph it and fxxx off.' Bad language in Camden was nothing compared with shenanigans at the other party in London on the same evening: the launch of the BBC4 arts channel in a group of linked buildings in Fashion Street, east London. Guests received free artworks, including a 'limited edition of 2000' by Damien Hirst.

This comprised a box containing a large onion and a dart. This was a reference to the fourth musketeer - D'Artagnan, geddit? A faintly pornographic Christ artwork lined one end of the space, which could have caused trouble had any devout Muslims been present.

The chances of this were remote, since BBC personnel had sealed off the (public) street at each end, allowing in only those with party invitations.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.