Who? What? Why?


I post as ‘colonnadequiet’ but my name is Olivia Nwabali and I’m a twenty-something Londoner and recent arts graduate from the University of Leeds. I currently work in theatre administration at the truly wonderful Barbican Centre.

Although I’m rather quiet about the things I love most – literature, art, ancient history, music, film, theatre, languages – they are an endless source of curiosity, joy and beauty in my life. When they coalesce, oftentimes in the most extraordinary ways, I am nothing less than enchanted.

This blog, The Gallery, is dedicated to these often silent and lonely pleasures.

I hope you enjoy your visit!

“Hang there like fruit, my soul, / Till the tree die.” | “Sit. Feast on your life.”