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Keeping Hens

A chatty Guide to Chickens by Jane Furnival with Andy and Will Tribble Will Tribble, the son of the other two authors, sums up the book very succinctly thus: ‘If you have purchased a book called Keeping Hens solely for information about keeping hens, all you need to know are two things. The first is… Continue reading Keeping Hens

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Choice Calendars for 2021

This has been a strange year to say the least, but with optimism in the air and thought of next year being better I have picked out some interesting, funny and beautiful calendars for you. Most have been designed by small independent designers, who have found it increasingly difficult to sell their wares during Lockdown.… Continue reading Choice Calendars for 2021

Blog, Exhibitions

Rite of Passage by Leila Alaoui

This small exhibition is the first major UK retrospective of Leila Alaoui, photographer, video artist and activist.   I was lucky enough to visit this exhibition before the second Covid lockdown. I am so pleased that I did, the images are amazing. The Exhibition will be open again after the end of this lockdown until… Continue reading Rite of Passage by Leila Alaoui

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THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER/WINTER EXHIBITION 2020

The summer exhibition has been an annual event since 1769 and is always an occasion for innovation, experiment and debate. But 2020 may prove to be its most extraordinary year yet, with the opening delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Indigo by Eileen Cooper OBE RA This is the exhibition that the critics love to hate.… Continue reading THE ROYAL ACADEMY SUMMER/WINTER EXHIBITION 2020

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A Dog’s Guide to Art

By Joy Fitzsimmons A light-hearted look at art through canine eyes. I think I am almost as excited about this book, as the author is herself. As you may recall I interviewed Joy for our ‘Meet the Maker’ series a while back, this is how she described her work. ‘My on going theme is placing… Continue reading A Dog’s Guide to Art