The Historical Presence

Until we claim the future with positivity and hope, the past will always be our stumbling block. The story of Robert Aske, The Royal Africa Company, profits from slavery, and how they funded the Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools.

Telling history like it is

A conversation with Professor Corinne Fowler of the University of Leicester, and Director of ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’

Erasing TV and Film

Erasing TV programmes like Little Britain, League of Gentlemen, The Mighty Boosh, Fawlty Towers, or films like Gone With The Wind and others seems very of the moment.

Theatre, arts and culture

Theatre, arts and culture are under attack. Creatives, artists, institutions and structures which foster theatre, arts and culture are facing down the immediate effects of the Coronovirus pandemic while furloughed, without income or closed to the public. The delicate and fragile fabric of our national culture is unravelling to reveal a bleak future. Or isContinue reading “Theatre, arts and culture”

Be future friendly

I’m usually one for silver linings to dark clouds. I’m also someone who has worked in the digital space for 20+ years. I know that ‘clean, streamlined and paperless’ communication isn’t really environmentally friendly.

Delhi and North India

The architecture and culture of Northern India is one of constant assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism or synergy. But architecture doesn’t live apart from a wider culture. Architecture, like art, philosophy or any study of the human condition is intimately connected with what’s going on around it. There are many reasons for the ‘Indian way ofContinue reading “Delhi and North India”