I've just sent this 600 word feature to James Harrison for the www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk booklet. As well as exhibitor lists, plans of the building and the events program the free oxib booklet will have a super variety of book
Yesterday Ray Foulk, James Harrison, Andy Severn and I celebrated the launch of the first Oxford Indie Book Fair which will take place April 4 10.30am -5pm @ Wesley Memorial Halls New Inn Hall Street Oxford. (next to St Peter’s
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000djk8 Last night Saturday Review discussed American Dirt and Cultural Appropriation. I have a personal interest in the subject . When I was writing Brushstrokes in Time at the same time, in Montreal, Madeleine Thien was writing Don’t Say We have Nothing.
‘If five million people' is just one of the burgeoning websites and social media pages encouraging us to recycle. But REUSE is more environmentally friendly than RECYCLING which requires energy. When I was Chairman of the Thames Valley Art and
Monday February 24: 7pm Minster Lovell History Society (Oxon) Village Hall Based on her experience writing the 120 life stories in the Oxford Castaway books Sylvia will talk about Life-writing and how to begin. Saturday April 4 : 10.30- 5
Who are we? At our best we are interested in the whole world and that curiosity is at the heart of our culture.
On BBC iplayer you can access The History of the World in 100 Objects. They are all objects in the British Museum. Neil Mc Greggor was the BM’s director and a friend and colleague of his, Dr Christopher Brown oversaw
Women's Mosques in Chinese Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DewWSGTwOXo China used to be surprisingly tolerant of Muslims and uniquely had 500 women’s mosques run by female imams . I learned about them from Dr Maria Jaschok, Director of International Gender Studies at Oxford.
Nothing new about slave Labour in Chinese prisons. Brushstrokes in Time (p156) has a Christmas message!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-50890519 There really is nothing new about this story . In Brushstrokes in Time my coming of age novel about a Chinese artist on the fringe of real events in China , two chapters are set in a Labour camp
The UK is fabulously well endowed with Indian and India inspired art . I reviewed many exhibitions including Dancing with the Gods at the RA http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/1146405.Dancing_with_gods/ and Visions of Mughal India at the Ashmolean. https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/9535251.passage-india/ The latter was the collection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brqJicOmT4w This video is of Nancy Hunt with whom I am writing my third novel set in London and Kenya. Writing in collaboration is a new and wonderful experience.Its normal in screen writing but rare in fiction In Sculpting the