More memories . I am often surprised that Newsquest recycle features of mine that I wrote for The Oxford Times. They publish them online all over the country like this one in The Warrington Guardian . http://www.warringtonguardian.co.uk/news/10582069.Turner_and_Constable__Sketching_from_Nature__Compton_Verney/ It’s interesting reading
Has Covid affected readers of my blog as it has me? Because many of us have more reflection time have you found yourselves remembering something which leads you on a nostalgic journey? Every time I walk by the Radcliffe Observatory
The Shark House is one of Oxford's favourite landmarks . Its mostly associated with the late Bill Heine and the artist who made it is often forgotten. John Buckley is not as celebrated as he should be . Bill
African soldiers in WW2and how they were thanked - please read this. I was delighted that The Today Programme had a Ghanaian tell the story of the war in Burma. on this anniversary of # VJ Day Not many people
Around the World by Land Sea and Air – and the poetry of Black Lives Matter – in our free magazine which supports small publishers.
https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-indie-book-fair-magazine/oibf-magazine-issue-2-july-2020/ This free magazine supports small publishing companies. We are pleased with its variety. My brother Michael Harry has just published Around The World by Land Sea and Air. ( Oxfordfolio) DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE ELSE WHO HAS DONE THAT?
The death of George Floyd is an image of brutality that appears on an American turn table which keeps going around and around for centuries. We have no reason in this country to be complacent but there are significant differences.
Not so Black and White and Sculpting the Elephant are about the possibility, inspired by real events, that lives can be transformed for the better.
https://www.oxmag.co.uk/articles/andldquowhy-did-it-happenandrdquo/?amp Not so Black and White is about transforming lives in London and west Kenya but when Nancy Mudenyo Hunt and I were interviewed by Ox Magazine - the topic of the moment was Rhodes –so I was asked about
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 .
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
Are we witnessing a genuine desire to look with open minds at the British Empire ? My life and that of every Brit of all shades of skin colour is affected by its legacy. Raising interest in this history
The Museum of London tells the story of the Windrush generation through the fabulous photography of Charlie Philips https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/black-british-photography-charlie-phillips We usually know the names and story of the men and but not many stories of the white women who bravely