Ever since the days of the pyramids, humanity's highest achievements have grown out of a bedrock of human suffering. Now the Tate, founded by sugar tyrant and pompous twat Henry Tate, has Lucien Freud at Tate Britain (20 June - 22 September), and Matisse and Picasso together at the Tate Modern (11 May - 18 August).
I want to go, in fact it would be nice to stay overnight. If anyone else wants to come, mail me. Uniquely among this summer's events, it is not being held in celebration of my birthday.
Incidentally, while we're in Cornwall, Tate St Ives will have an exhibition by Richard Long, the man who goes for long walks.