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Friday 21 January 2011
Lucien Pissarro was the eldest son of the Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro. This pleasingly informative exhibition, on display in a single large gallery at the Ashmolean, tells the story of how Lucien, packed off to England to rid him of the perennial itch to be an artist did not quite do what his mother so fervently desired.
Sunday 09 January 2011
Saturday 18 September 2010
Friday 07 May 2010
In 1962, my university tutor, Richard Cobb, the iconoclastic historian of the French Revolution , sent me to see his friends Dorothy and Edward Thompson, mumbling something about their work on Chartism. Memory is short when you are just 19 and it seemed to me then that Conservatism –with a large and small "c" - had covered the globe with a gloom of blue since the beginning of time. The Thompsons' household, perched on a Halifax hill was, in contrast, a magical Tardis which enabled you to travel to debates and struggles of long ago. His The Making of the English Working Class was still in the making, but sitting amid the piles of papers and books, I discovered William Morris: Romantic to Revolutionary.
Thursday 04 February 2010
A patient who was given a fatal overdose by an overseas locum was unlawfully killed, a coroner ruled today.
Saturday 28 November 2009
My parents were ... compassionate, liberal. My father worked for IBM. My mother raised us kids. There were six of us, and a couple of extra foster kids at any given time.
Wednesday 15 July 2009
Monday 13 July 2009
The Prince of Wales has resigned as patron of Britain's most venerable heritage society after a heated falling-out over his conservative architectural views, The Independent has learnt.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Some of the biggest names in show business will be programming fresh numbers into their speed dials and getting new personal assistants to shout at should two of Hollywood's most prestigious talent agencies carry out a likely merger that will alter the balance of power in the film industry. Partners at William Morris and Endeavour met yesterday in scenes that recalled a real-life episode of the TV comedy Entourage to vote on a tie-up that would create a "super agency" with a client list that includes more than a thousand of the world's most famous actors, directors and writers.
Sunday 01 March 2009
Friday 30 January 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Friday 22 August 2008
Friday 15 August 2008
Tapestry often seems banished to a no man's land between art, craft and design. But with the opening of a stunning new creative centre and a home for Dovecot – which houses Scotland's Dovecot Studios of tapestry weavers and rug tufters – this ancient art is coming out of the shadows. The premises, which opened last week, combine a centre for craft and design allied to a working studio making it the world's top place for tapestry. This gallery and workspace, created out of the shell of Edinburgh's Infirmary Street Baths, looks set to create quite a splash.
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