It’s taken these surreal times for me to appreciate the outstanding locations and crowded book launches I've enjoyed. The most special was the launch of Oxford Castaways in the Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean which Sir Roger Bannister wound up,
‘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
Writing about art and antiques gave me my first opportunities to write professionally. I reviewed over 300 exhibitions and for 10 years wrote a popular monthly feature on antiques in Oxfordshire Limited Edition. (OLE) This was the first one and
All my fiction and non –fiction and my life has been about breaking down stereotypes. March 6 is the launch of Sculpting the Elephant. At 11 am I’ll be talking on BBC Radio Oxford about the book and particularly about
My talented daughter in law Elizabeth Vetta drew the Elephant for the cover of Sculpting the Elephant. Claret Press’s book designer Petya Tsankova made great use of it. I hope you like it as much as I do. I am
Self-assembly furniture began in the days of the British Empire as a series of antique exhibitions show, writes SYLVIA VETTA.
Love is Enough @ MAO until March 8 ( see if it you can) This exhibition curated by Turner prize winner, Jeremy Deller is also a winner. He told me “Warhol ruined me. In 1986, aged 20 I was at
January 2007 This was the introductory feature of my Oxfordshire Limited Edition (The Oxford Times) series in 2007. I used this story of my own and combined it with the parallel story from Blenheim Palace to invite readers to send
Oxfordshire | Archive | 2007 | June | 5 This was part of my Every Antique tells a Story series published in Oxfordshire Limited Edition but I sought this one out myself. I had seen some of William Clegg's truncheons
The craftsmanship of Whitefriars glass inspired by Scandanavian design is the feature of this year's Country Seat exhibition, writes SYLVIA VETTA.