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Uncategorized November 20, 2017

THE DOLL’S HOUSE

Time is a game played beautifully by children. Heraclitus Two short poems about the mysterious passage and stillness of time: Another blog to follow very soon …

Uncategorized November 6, 2017

AUDIO INTERVIEW

At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2005, Edward performed his one-man play Pillar Talk about the fifth-century Syrian saint Simeon Stylites, the remains of whose pillar he had visited that year. He subsequently recorded a radio version of the play which will shortly be available for the first time on CD through Brainfood Audiobooks UK. In anticipation of

Uncategorized October 12, 2017

HEAD IN THE iCLOUD

You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. Ansel Adams,  photographer and environmentalist Lately I have been trawling through my ‘library’ of pictures, magically and mysteriously

Uncategorized October 3, 2017

ART AND REVOLUTION

As the centenary of the October Revolution approaches, I’m reminded of my research visit to Moscow in the summer of 1984 when I made this diary entry: My stroll up to Red Square started with a daunted look at the 50th Anniversary of the October Revolution Square. What did they pull down to celebrate the anniversary

Uncategorized September 13, 2017

FILMS ABOUT PLACES

The film Kathleen and I made two years ago to commemorate the 50th anniversary of T. S. Eliot’s death (and his residency of London NW6) is being screened next week by West Hampstead Cinema Club as part of a programme of short films about places. The screening will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday, 23rd

Uncategorized August 20, 2017

A BRUSH WITH VERSE NOW AVAILABLE

We’re delighted to announce the launch of A Brush with Verse, a new anthology of original artwork, poetry and prose. The book is available exclusively from Peth’s Staging Post and comes with a bonus CD and illustrated postcard. See our trailer below: To purchase your copy, visit the Brush with Verse page on the website and

Uncategorized July 1, 2017

WONDERFUL AMY

As Google reminds us, today is aviator Amy Johnson’s 114th birthday. This month also marks 85 years since Amy Johnson set a solo record for her flight from London to Cape Town (having two years earlier been the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia). In the late 1920s, while doing secretarial work

Uncategorized May 13, 2017

PRUFROCK’S REPRISE

Next month marks the centenary of T. S. Eliot’s first volume of poetry, Prufrock and Other Observations, published by the Egoist Press in an edition of 500. It was this collection of twelve poems that first introduced Eliot to Leonard and Virginia Woolf. At the Hogarth Press in 1919, the Woolfs printed Eliot’s second volume

Uncategorized May 9, 2017

A PRESS OF ONE’S OWN

For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. John Milton, Areopagitica As promised a short

Uncategorized May 1, 2017

GREEN ANGST

Plead for thy peace thou beautiful romance Of nature … William Wordsworth A sonnet to mark May Day. COMING SOON: our short film marking the centenary of the Hogarth Press and telling the tale of a very well-travelled book …