http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05b5fdg It’s a welcome change for the BBC to focus on the partition of India. For too long the only history we get is the Tudors, WW1 and WW2. Almost ignored are the Industrial Revolution and the Empire which
The quest for knowledge is possibly the most inspiring quality in the V&A Leonardo da Vinci exhibition, writes SYLVIA VETTA.
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
Self-assembly furniture began in the days of the British Empire as a series of antique exhibitions show, writes SYLVIA VETTA.
You can see and read some of the reviews listed below on this url.url My first non-antiques feature in Weekend magazine, The Oxford Times’ equivalent of Time Out appeared in early January 2004. The arts editor, Chris Gray, titled it
Exclusive Chinese New Year feature : Qu Leilei one of the founders of the Stars Art Movement which changed Chinese art forever!
A coup for Chinese New Year! Exclusive interview for Oxfordshire Limited Edition with one of the founders of the Stars Art movement the courageous Qu Leilei. Ai Weiwei, Ma Desheng, Wang Keping and Li Shuang are among his fellow Stars.
News from Oxtopia: Eminent entomologist names rare butterfly ‘Sylvia Vetta’, a message from Brian Aldiss and an inspirational project led by Charlotte Bannister Parker.
As well as inviting local castaways to the launch of Brushstrokes in Time on February 2 at Blackwell’s in Oxford @ 6.45pm (free but booking preferable.) I inquired about life on Oxtopia. This was TV naturalist Dr George McGavin’ssurprising reply. “I
I've just received the front and back cover of Brushstrokes in Time and I'm feeling rather emotional. 10 years in the making and it really is happening! Claret Press are being brave in publishing my novel set in China and
Newsquest have syndicated a lot of the reviews listed below. Here is one of them. Maybe it is down to my Cornish heritage but I loved reviewing this exhibition. http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/leisure/history_heritage/8958121.Alfred_Wallis_and_Ben_Nicholson__Compton_Verney/ Until recently I wrote two reviews a month for Weekend
Pictures: Qu Leilei and I outside his childhood weekend home in The Summer Palace, The Stars March to Tiananmen Square (1979) Right:Weimin He's picture at the ROQ site inspired by my poem An Artist Observes .Castaway No