The promise of a blue bright day arose at 6.40am precisely, and with it our hopes. The prismatic play of light reflected off the sea, melting cloud of doubt and despond as day was claimed from night. And so began the promise; developing into bright open fields, broad sun drenched marshes, remote and stranded castles,Continue reading “The promise”
Architect designed, the 1930s house stood steady on its Wealden sandstone hill, looking down on the village by the sea. Here the petrified forest has drawn pouting, pierrot faced singers, artists, designers, film-makers and theatrical types through the years; barring the intervening two decades, Gielgud would have bumped into Bowie here at Pett Level. ImagineContinue reading “By the Sea”
Today is International Dog Day. Who knew such a thing existed. Yet how wonderful that it does.
Our gardens are the product of centuries of plant acquisitions and cross-breeding which would not have been possible without the British experience of empire.
Some impressions on hearing Natacha Atlas and Samy Bishai’s new album, The Inner and The Outer.
With Natacha Atlas on the cusp of releasing a new EP, The Inner and The Outer, the latest podcast in the series Telling It Like It Is presents a conversation with Atlas and long-term collaborator Samy Bishai.
Home is a complex subject, and that’s why it makes a good topic for conversation. In this podcast, playwright, cultural leader and polymath Chinonyerem Odimba takes us on a quest to find the meaning of home.
Technology is increasingly manipulating our minds. What we think we want might not be what we actually need. And this is making us sick. So, what can we do about it? Take a look or listen to the podcast with my guest, Ian Douglas.
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.
A conversation with Professor Corinne Fowler of the University of Leicester, and Director of ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’