Archive for February, 2014

Ships and Dying

06Feb14

I heard this poem at a funeral today and found it very moving. Later on I saw Emrys Williams and was reminded of this lovely painting. The Sailing Ship – Bishop Charles Henry Brent (1862-1929) What is dying? I am standing on the seashore. A ship sails to the morning breeze and starts for the […]


Originally posted on Clive Hicks-Jenkins' Artlog::
Hello, Peter Slight of the Puppet Challenge here, I was recently delighted to discover that Tove Jansons‘ wonderful Moomins were to appear in puppet form on stage in the UK for the very first time in a production of ‘Moominland Midwinter‘ at the Theatre Royal in Bath. That is…


Originally posted on Wellcome Collection Blog:
February has rolled in and with it the proliferation of sniffing, sneezing and hacking coughs ubiquitous in your local environment. If you are unlucky enough to have befallen this dreadful predicament, Rob Bidder offers an archaic remedy: the medieval posset. Although you can’t visit our Medicine Man gallery at…


Talking about problems isn’t ‘being negative’. As anyone who’s ever had to deal with grief, or loss, or addiction, or anger will know – the first and hardest step is admitting that there’s a problem. Facing up to it means you can understand the nature of the problem, start to unpick what is really wrong,…


Enamel Works…

02Feb14

Originally posted on Helen Carnac:
Helen Carnac is a maker, curator and academic who lives and works in London. Drawing, mark-making, the explicit connections between material, process and maker and an emphasis on deliberation and reflection are all central to her practice as a maker and thinker. An Internationally acclaimed enameller – she works with…