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My Son’s Not Rainman

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Today I had lunch with a debut author, stand-up comedian, blogger, and parent of a young son afflicted  with cerebral palsy and autism. John Williams, who lives in Lewisham, has just published ‘My Son’s Not […]

WINIFRED KNIGHTS

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

The artist has to learn her craft, copy the techniques and when ready Unlearn everything and start afresh. Yes, the craftsmanship allowed her To produced exquisite drawings, interesting Paintings. Then lightning struck and released The […]

Join a semi-participatory audio walk to rediscover the lost words of women

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BARDO is an experiential audio walk. It’s a guided audio piece combining fact and fiction, rediscovering the lost voices of women’s literary London. It’s stories are heavily inspired by South London’s Feminist Library. Guided by a Librarian […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Santissima Trinita

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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

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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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Ater all the boxed saints, and the angels arriving suspiciously like Mafia, to menace them out of bed. And after the horse’s backsides (nicely drawn), and the resigned ex virgins, proffering holy children- while sundry […]

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