Drawing on my experience – from which I created my novel Sculpting the Elephant – l’ll explore the dilemmas of identity in mixed- race relationships. Doors open at Abingdon Library at 7 pm on Thursday 21 November for Bombay Sapphire and
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
Today is the anniversary of the Shakespeare in Oxford project. It was hard work for Polly and I raising the money, bringing together the young people and organising the three days of workshops and filming but these young people
The Friends of Watlington Library are fortunate in their poster designer - Ross Speirs. He made a great poster for my talk there about Brushstrokes in Time. I must have done okay because they have asked me back. Its open
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.
Tonight I’ll be on a panel @ Oxford Brookes University discussing audio books. Catherine O’Brien the CEO of Essential Audiobooks is over here from New York and will be the principal speaker. I have been asked to give the point
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