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Anti-eviction street art in Brixton


Brixton Arches: anti-eviction street art sends out a message to Network Rail. With most of the businesses now evicted from Brixton’s railway arches, local street artists @Morganico and @MariaInPaint have sent out a message to Network Rail, decrying their […]

A pastoral painter

Winifred Knights, The Deluge, 1920, Oil on canvas, 152.29 x 183.5 cm, Tate: Purchased with assistance from the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1989. © Tate, London 2016. © The Estate of Winifred Knights

Looking at some early 20th century paintings I struggle to recover the working words of the countryside, the seasonal vocabulary of crops – well-known then. What are those pretty piles that dot fields so decorously […]

Two young ladies meet after 350 years to finally hear the music


One of the most loved paintings in Dulwich Picture Gallery is Gerrit Dou’s A woman playing a clavichord, but it has a sister painting, Young Lady playing the Virginal. This famous work of art is […]

The Herne Hill Music Festival returns this Autumn

Camilla George, performing on 7th October

The Festival this October opens in spectacular style with two contrasting events on Friday 7th – Mozart’s Don Giovanni performed by Dulwich Opera Company in the new hall at Herne Hill School, and the Camilla […]

On Seeing`The Edge of the Abruzzi’ To Winifred Knights

Winifred Knights, Edge of Abruzzi; boat with three people on a lake, 1924-30, Oil on canvas, 68.5 x 68.5 cm, Private Collection. © The Estate of Winifred Knights

Dreamed last night I was on this lake About to drown in the simplicity, The exactness of it, The eerie calm, The water did not move Neither mountain. Nor hill. It was the edge of […]

Coffee, Tea and Harmony…..A New Crystal Palace Choir!


If you like cake, coffee and singing, then you might like to find out more about Crystal Palace’s latest singing group – B&G Cafe Choir! It launched at Brown & Green Cafe in June this year […]

The Santissima Trinita

Winifred Knights-7

How far have I travelled through these sultry fields where flowers wilt the lake too merciful to reveal my indiscretions no reflection wavers in its mirror it shows no stain upon my dress no countenance […]

Mill-hands Conversing, 1919


Outside the mill the women gather to agitate for equal pay. A red jacket indicates their leader, who could be a Labour activist today. This was a year of nationwide strikes, that spread like influenza. […]

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