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
My first novel Brushstrokes in Time is set in China and the USA, Not so Black and White (with Nancy Mudenyo Hunt) is located in London and west Kenya and Sculpting the Elephant in Oxford and India. My fourth novel,
Today I headed for Braziers Park near Wallingford to the studio of the under appreciated sculptor John Buckley. His rarely opened studio will be open again next weekend and the following weekend. Castaway 56 - John Buckley: Sculptor. Locally,
My book group chose to read Isabella Bird’s A Lady’s life in the Rockies. https://www.virago.co.uk/titles/isabella-l-bird/a-ladys-life-in-the-rocky-mountains/9780860682677/ Born in 1831, Isabella, daughter of an English clergyman took a solo trip from San Francisco to the Rocky Mountains. It’s likely that the producers
Making Sense by Ai Weiwei. It’s in its final weeks @ the Design Museum in London so do go if you can. I went to see it with a dear friend. Simonetta Agnello Hornby and I met as young mothers.
https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/grayson-perry-smash-hits I wish I could make it to Edinburgh to see the Grayson Perry retrospective. My first encounter with the artist was in 2003. My friend Simonetta Agnello Hornby and I were visiting the Turner Prize. The moment I walked
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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
The Oxford Festival of the Arts final event. I’ll be there. A date for your diary July 16 11am -4pm?
A date for your diary? July 16 11am -4pm. OXIB is in its third year so we are considering expanding and adapting. We'll have 25 tables in the marquee at the last event of the Oxford Festival of
Claret Press’s blog on mixed relationships mentions some of my experiences. https://www.claretpress.com/single-post/mixed-up-love I wrote a piece on the subject for the Madras Courier. https://madrascourier.com/.../on-mixed-race-relationships/ 150,000 people, mostly of Indian ancestry, read it. (The editor seems to know how to work