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 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
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
I've been distressed by the fear-mongering in Suella Braverman’s rhetoric with regard to asylum seekers. When the Madras Courier asked me to write on the topic I jumped at the chance. I have pasted the copy below so you don’t
I went to London to see Qu Leilei and his partner Caroline Deane’s exhibition Calligraphy Forest of Misinformation. It was a moving experience. It was originally shown in Milan and is inspired by a phenomenon of our time https://www.facebook.com/sylvia.vetta/videos/1986347964828795 The
We need to talk about Scientific Racism https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/jan/10/the-us-and-the-holocaust-review-unmissable-ken-burns-doc-reveals-how-hitler-was-inspired-by-america? I watched this distressing but important 3 part series. It begins with the legacy of Eugenics .The origin of this racist so-called science was the UK. It spread to the USA and