Cilla Black was a friend of Sir Cliff Richard.
Cilla was a friend of Sir Jimmy Savile.
Cilla was a friend of Margaret Thatcher.
Singer Cilla Black “was a staunch supporter of the UK’s Conservative Party during the 1980s and publicly voiced her admiration of Margaret Thatcher, stating in 1993 that Thatcher “put the Great into Great Britain”.
“In April 1992 she appeared on stage at a Conservative Party rally and made prominent calls for the party’s re-election under the leadership of John Major.”
You better not tell on me
I’m tellin’ you
You better not tell what you see
And if you’re good
I’ll give you candy and a quarter
If you’re quiet like you oughta be
And keep a secret with me
I wish they would go away
Now why ain’t you playin’ outside
I’m askin’ you
You can’t fool me
‘Cause I’m gonna know if you hide
And try to peek
I’m gonna treat you to a movie
Stop your gigglin’
Children do be nice
Like little sugars and spice
You saw me kissin’ your sister
You saw me holdin’ her hand
But if you snitch to your mother
Your father won’t understand
I wish they would take a nap
Now why don’t you go bye-bye
Go anywhere at all
I know you would go if you tried
Go up the stairs
Me and your sister
We’re goin’ steady
How can I kiss her
When I’m ready to
With little children like you around
I wonder what can I do around
Little children like you
The John Madejski Garden
John Madejski gave the V&A £2 million to create a new garden at the heart of the Museum. The John Madejski Garden opened on 5 July 2005 and is a central part of the V&A’s FuturePlan.
Kim Wilkie’s new design has transformed the garden. The Italianate courtyard is now a stylish, elegant place to meet and provides a central point from which to explore the museum. The main feature is a stone-paved oval, with surrounding steps and water jets, which can be filled with water as a reflecting pool or drained for displays.
Grass lawns and York stone paving surround the central oval. Glass planters contain lemon trees in summer and will contain clipped hollies in winter. The courtyard walls have been softened by plantings of blue hydrangeas as well as Salvia ‘Enigma’ and Dahlia ‘David Howard’. The salvias will be an intense blue and the dahlias have orange flowers with dark purple/bronze foliage. There will be seasonal displays of plants such as echium, foxtails, irises, lilies and spring bulbs.
The design allows the garden to be used both as a simple courtyard garden and as a stage set for display, theatre, parties and events. The terraces on the south side are designed to accommodate cafés and bars.
At night the garden is dramatically transformed. The lighting has been specially created for the garden by Patrick Woodroffe, lighting designer for the Rolling Stones.
The designer, Kim Wilkie, is a landscape architect, urban designer and environmental planner. His practice combines the restoration of historic landscapes with radical new designs and the regeneration of cities springing from their individual character and identity. Recent projects include new designs for Hyde Park Corner, the restoration of the Villa La Pietra, Florence, for New York University and the strategic masterplan for the world heritage site at the Solovetski Archipelago, Russia.
TAP – nice little spot for Satanists to meet up. The V&A has a number of occult relics from Egypt and Sumer which the public will never see.
TAP – Please recopy in the pictures, Gordon. Many didn’t copy and paste successfully. If you use the Add Media key top left, they’ll be far more robust. First copy them onto your clipboard or iPhoto. Then float them in one by one.