Friday 30 August: the Ashmolean: I'll be guiding a tour of visiting Chinese academics. I'm calling it ' Crossing Cultures ;Crossing Time' and emphasising how ideas and inventions spread from East to West and from West to East' . I
The Launch of Sculpting the Elephant at Antiques on High Sylvia Vetta’s second novel Sculpting the Elephant is inspired by her own life experiences in a mixed marriage and in a twenty year career in the art and antiques trade.
Tuesday January 8 Talk to Holton and Waterperry WI in Holton Village Hall at 7.30. Subject : The Importance of Life Writing and How to Begin Saturday February 2 Indian Republic Day Celebration Rose Hill Community Centre 6.30 Thursday February
WI Talks Coming Up in August How I Castaway 120 people 1) Charlton on Otmoor Primary School Tues 14 August 7.30 2) The Heyfords The Reading Room , Upper Heyford Wednesday 15 August 7.30 Wednesday September 19 @ 4.30 Brushstrokes
A brilliant line up for The Kennington Festival Arts starting with Peggy Seeger. Read my profile feature on her here.
The Kennington Festival of Arts kicked off with the memorable Peggy Seeger. She had the audience in the palm of her hand and her empathy shobe bright. I can recommend First Time Ever . Many memoirs have too much
Qu Leilei is a founder of the Stars Art Movement. When he told me his story it inspired me to write Brushstrokes in Time. Recording the trial of democracy leader Wei Jingsheng (1979) catapulted his life into nightmare. (again) He
Poems in an Exhibition : An accidental but delightful celebration of diversity in aid of Standing Voice.
Oxfordfolio are sending ‘Poems in an Exhibition’ to the printers today. Hatred of the ‘other’ has been rearing its ugly head everywhere. ‘Poems in an Exhibition’ has accidentally become a celebration of diversity. The backgrounds of the poets and artists
I can’t believe that the young people in this film including my grand-daughter Amber will be at university next month. Polly Biswas Gladwin, Victor Glynn and I organised these filmed workshops of Joe and Zara –Oxford’s own Romeo and Juliet .
For my author talk for the Friends of Kennington Library I'll share what I have learned from writing 170 life stories for books and for The Oxford Times FOKL author talk . The poster was made by a lovely young
Fifteen exciting new works of art by Weimin He went on display in the Bodleian Weston Library on January 7. Here is a taster. One of them has inspired me to write a sonnet which I have titled ‘The Mists of