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The Marriage at Cana: a Painting by Winifred Knights

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Will they dance when the trestles are cleared; and will Jesus join in? It’s a contemplative wedding so far. Cool colours recall the Quattrocentro; a tableau of barefoot guests sit silently at rectangular tables in […]

Christopher Bowden – The Purple Shadow

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Local author, Christopher Bowden, has recently published his sixth novel, The Purple Shadow. He tells Dulwich OnView about his inspiration for the book and the writing process. After the completion of the fourth book, The Green […]


Winifred Knights, Portrait of Anna Matilda Fryer, 1920, Oil on canvas, 50.8 x 40.7 cm, © UCL Art Museum, 5089, University College London. © The Estate of Winifred Knights

Respectfully, I work my way around the gallery, walls lined with pictures, mostly female figures well observed, skilfully drawn and very English. Suddenly… a sense that I myself, am watched.. Turning, I see a woman […]

A Haiku for Winifred Knights

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The uphill struggle Through the deluge of life fears Faith and courage win. _ _ _ My Haiku relates to the deluge and WK herself, her strive to be the best and win. *This poem is […]

Adder, Bluebell, Lobster


I write poetry for children and adults, short fiction and radio plays. I’m thrilled that my 5th children’s poetry collection – Adder, Bluebell, Lobster – was published last week. But how did it come about? In […]

Words, music, glee and delight


…summarises what was on offer on 13 June at the East Dulwich Library from Ian McMillan, the ebullient poet presenter of The Verb on BBC Radio 3, and musician-composer Luke Carver Goss. Together the pair […]

Dulwich Doyenne behind a gripping tale of espionage


Looking at Jane Reid it is hard to believe that this gentle looking lady has been spending the last couple of years translating, researching and editing a book of espionage and betrayal. It all started […]

Astrup Paintings

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When work is finished, time to admire the picturesque. Flawless harmony. Haiku by June Webster Sciortino

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