Marden House has been the main venue for Calne Music & Arts Festival events for many years, and its annual art exhibition provides a wonderful backdrop for the recitals, readings, talks and dramatic productions. The Festival committee led by the President, Carole Browne have excelled themselves – the Festival rising like a phoenix from the… Read More A feast of a festival
What’s in your INBOX? What is SPAM? chopped pork and ham, unasked for bargains from Rotterdam. What is a SCAM? an email sham of dodgy stuff of lies and bluff, tales of woe, of prizes to go. Trying to befriend you, in hope that you send your mother’s maiden name all part of the game.… Read More No phishing here
Eric Ravilious, 1903-1942, artist, designer, book illustrator, and one of the first official war artists appointed by the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) in 1939. This long-awaited exhibition – postponed due to Covid, will be a treat for fans of the artist, and a great introduction to those who do not know Ravilious and the… Read More Roll on Ravilious!
I have hundreds of copies of my father’s poems in boxes and folders. He wrote a poem or two most days of his adult life, and many more in retirement, and sent me carbon copies of his latest ones every week after I left home.
‘Life is a great tapestry. The individual is only an insignificant thread in an immense and miraculous pattern.’ Albert Einstein ‘Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience.’ Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician and philosopher I love a good quotation or two to support an idea I am exploring or to inspire me in my… Read More Patterns
It’s a bumper edition of the Widows of Tounson Almshouses this month. Four censuses to cover. It’s been useful to know that this year is the 150th anniversary of the introduction of the Census. The genealogy magazine Who Do You Think You Are is writing about each census year. The current July edition has reached… Read More The Widows of Tounson Part 3 – 1841-1871