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

From the archive: Il miglior fabbro

16th January 2013

As regulars will know, I occasionally highlight earlier blog posts when they feel newly relevant. My reason today for returning to a 2008 post about the influential documentary maker John Read who died in 2011 is that I am teaching more

After you’ve gone

12th June 2012

The emerald-green grass is sodden from the rain that has fallen through the day. But the sky shows a patch or two of bright blue. Richly pungent from a wealth of flowers, the air is full of noises from unseen more