Jotting 1: Perambulation no.12

27th March 2024

John Wyver writes: I'm pleased that I seem to be managing to keep the Sunday dozen going, and while I don't feel ready - or have the time - to return to blogging more seriously, I want to try floating more

Faces of John Berger

31st October 2016

Yesterday's Observer carried a loving profile by Kate Kellaway of the writer John Berger. Berger's 90th birthday is this coming Saturday, and Kate Kellaway catches something of the achievement and significance of his life when she writes: Critic, novelist, poet, dramatist, artist, commentator more

Oh Canada

13th September 2016

With my colleague Dr Irene Morra from Cardiff University, I am working on a major international, interdisciplinary academic conference to be held at Senate House next June. 'Britain, Canada, and the Arts: Cultural Exchange as Post-war Renewal' will coincide with the 150th more

Arts online

19th August 2016

So for those of you who have even just a passing interest in films about the arts, this is GREAT. The online service BFIPlayer today launches The Arts on Film, a collection of more than a hundred feature more

‘Opus’ day

11th September 2013

This is a little story about the joy of serendipitous discovery in the archives. I am working on a research paper about the ways in which Henry Moore and his works featured on television and in films during his lifetime. Central more

Lost encounter

7th September 2013

In March 1958, for the second programme of his ATV series Is Art Necessary?, Sir Kenneth Clark filmed at the British Museum with the sculptor Henry Moore. They did so at night, illuminating the ancient artworks, including the Elgin Marbles, with powerful more