Archive for February, 2012 Inside the blackened ruin of Kabul‘s cultural centre, a spray-painting of a woman in a burqa sits at the foot of a staircase to nowhere, beside a line of poetry mourning everything that has been lost to Afghanistan in three decades of violence. The painting is the work of Shamsia Hassani, 24, probably her […]

Homemade Snickers Bars | How Sweet It Is. Not my usual posting, but I couldn’t wait to share these delicious lookings lumps of chocolatey gooiness with you. Wonderful photography.

Huguenot Editions : Original Print Studio and Gallery : South London. I think the new Boshier etchings with Simon Lawson at Hugenot Editions look lovely.

This is a fascinating podcast from BBC Radio 3. It lasts 15 minutes and is fantastic. It forms part of a series of programmes. It’s available to download from the iTunes store. Www. The male nude in Africa is a vexed, political question. So its perhaps inevitable that the writer and broadcaster, Gabriel Gbadamosi has […]

Lost in Lace


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These were a few of the things that I liked as I walked around London Art Fair Tom Hammick Hut by the motorway / 2005 / oil on linen / 24 x 30 cm There were two beautiful Eileen Cooper paintings on Art First’s stand Elfyn Lewis Phillip Allen Etchings An amazing David Jones. The […]

Contents of John Peel’s Record Collection to be Made Public. Arts Council England is committing a whopping £3.5m to this digital online museum as part of a new collaboration with the BBC called The Space, but by the ‘eck it sounds exciting. The full list of commissions can be found here and it’s quite an […]

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River Respite – Caught by the River. River Wnion, Dolgellau Related articles Around the World of Wales in Three Days. Part 3: The Yin and Yang of Machynlleth, Accommodation ( The best mountain bike trails in the uk. Mountain Biking in the UK – trails, routes and downhill rides – where do you start , […]