25 03, 2024

My epic story based on the Beijing Spring(1979). Evidence that Brushstrokes in Time is still selling

By |March 25th, 2024|Categories: Ai Weiwei, China, Art & History, Lost History, Novels and short stories, Oxford Castaways|0 Comments

https://www.bbc.com/mediacentre/proginfo/2024/17/the-invention-of I agree with Misha Glenny. It’s important. We need to know about the history of China. That was why I spent 6 years researching the Beijing Spring of 1979, the Stars Art Movement, the birth of the Democracy Movement

19 03, 2024

Chris Patten – last night’s moving farewell Chancellor’s event and why I appreciate his generosity of spirit .

By |March 19th, 2024|Categories: Ai Weiwei, China, Art & History, Events, Oxford, Oxford Castaways|0 Comments

In February, Chris Patten announced that he will retire as Chancellor of Oxford University. https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2024-02-05-lord-patten-barnes-announces-his-retirement-chancellor-university-oxford So the Chancellor’s event last night was an interview with him. https://oxfordliteraryfestival.org/literature-events/2024/march-18/chancellors-lecture-from-china-to-the-middle-east-and-ukraine-a-world-in-turmoil I was moved for many reasons by last night's interview. He was

27 10, 2023

The Fourth Oxford Indie Book Fair: Exciting event in a great venue – November 26

By |October 27th, 2023|Categories: Art, Biography, Events, History, Kennington, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

Andy Severn of Oxford eBooks organised a book fair in the village where I live. I encouraged author, architect and founder of the Isle of Wight festival, Ray Foulk and publisher James Harrison to have stands. We felt the idea

4 07, 2023

Oxib@The Oxford Festival of the Arts: See you on July 16?

By |July 4th, 2023|Categories: Art, Events, History, Novels and short stories, Oxford, Oxford Castaways, The Oxford Times|0 Comments

The way to the festival Marquee Oxib@The Oxford Festival of the Arts: See you there?   https://www.oxfordindiebookfair.co.uk/oxford-festival-of-the-arts-2023/   Full list of oxib exhibitors on this link   The Oxford Festival of the Arts is underway. https://artsfestivaloxford.org/ The murals were magnificent stupendous