12 06, 2020

Oxford’s own Romeo and Juliet: young people want a world where what they look like doesn’t determine or put obstacles in the way of their future .

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https://vimeo.com/123886243 The young people of every colour demonstrating  at Black Lives Matter protests made me realise how relevant were our workshops for the Shakespeare in Oxford project. The context - Romeo and Juliet re- imagined in East Oxford . Polly

12 05, 2020

Oxtopia is FULL! Read the Castaway Blog Here. Qu Leilei , Roger Bannister, Dwina Gibb, Peggy Seeger & and sad news about Bill Heine

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HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN IN 2007 ? (Scroll down to find SOME of the 120 inspirational life stories I had the privilege to record.  See who interests you & click on the PDF ) I am a fan of

4 01, 2020

ANTIQUES ARE GREEN !

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‘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

21 11, 2019

India in England

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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

29 07, 2019

Grayson Perry : The Hogarth of 2017 who says aloud what women only whisper.

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Grayson Perry: the Hogarth of 2017? I LOVE Grayson Perry. My first sight of his work was at the Turner Prize in 2003. From a distance his pots were exquisite high glazed and somewhat feminine. Up close there was something

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