In Wilfred Owen’s footsteps

These are pages from my (teenage) 1983 sketchbook. Almost thirty years on I still have photos of Wilfred Owen on the wall of my studio.. I can’t remember how I ‘discovered’ Wilfred and his poetry. We didn’t learn about the war poets at school. It’s possible that the BBC drama of Vera Brittain’s Testament of Youth […]

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All the World’s a Stage, The Whitestone Gallery, York

Recently I was invited to send work from my theatre residency up to York as part of a two person show looking at artists in residence. The Whitestone Gallery is part of St.Peter’s School, York run by Head of Art, John Darmody and his wife, Louise, who had cleverly arranged the space to include a […]

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Facing It: Relections on Images of Older Women – Harriet Walter at Bath LitFest

March 8th is International Women’s Day, which for a century has celebrated women’s achievements throughout history. March 8th was also my maternal grandmother’s birthday, and as she was such an amazing woman and a huge part of my life, it seems appropriate that the date is the same, and I try to mark it somehow. […]

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Songs of Spanish Exile – Clara Sanabras at Bath LitFest

After an interval following Paul Preston’s talk at St. Michael Without, came Songs of Spanish Exile sung by Clara Sanabras. Clara was born in France to Catalan parents, grew up in Barcelona and has lived in England for over a decade. Beautiful and multi-talented, playing guitar, piano and indian harmonium she was accompanied by Harvey […]

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