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Uncategorized April 27, 2011

ARTHUR PRINCE REVISITED

Almost exactly one year on from the original version, I re-filmed my first Graveyard Ditty (and indeed my first short film) on location in Hampstead Cemetery. The new footage was captured in one long take just a few weeks ago on a glorious spring afternoon – not by webcam this time but by video camera

Uncategorized April 23, 2011

THE IMMORTAL MEMORY

On this, the Bard’s birthday, I append an excerpt from the Shakespeare chapter of my book, Slim Chances: We can’t revisit Whitehall to sit with King James at The Tempest, nor, despite Sam Wanamaker’s crusade, revisit the Globe. However, at one rainy matinée of Henry V in 1997, from high in Wanamaker’s reproduction of Shakespeare’s

Uncategorized April 20, 2011

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST

I awoke to the weather forecast, 25 degrees Celsius was being promised for central London, that’s 77 degrees Fahrenheit! Did a bit of study on my part in Coco (one of this season’s Lost Musicals at Sadler’s Wells) under a sunshade in the garden, then, after a light lunch, carrying six signed copies of my book, each

Uncategorized March 27, 2011

STOPGAP

Now it’s a race against time to complete an additional painting or two, and shoot some video footage, for my Burgh House exhibition, which opens this Wednesday. I enjoyed the National Theatre Platform last Wednesday. The challenge of presenting myself to the audience on four sides was stimulating and fun, though the bookshop running out of

Uncategorized March 19, 2011

CHINA DIARY

More photographs from our British Council tour of the Far East in 1982, this time focusing on China. A busy week ahead. I look forward to seeing at least some of you at the Platform on Wednesday.

Uncategorized March 18, 2011

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS RE EDWARD’S BOOK

As many of you know, Edward’s Platform at the National Theatre takes place next Wednesday, 23rd March, at 6 p.m. in the Cottesloe Theatre. This event sold out very quickly, but the NT has just released some more seats. So if you missed out on tickets first time round, you can phone the Box Office on 020

Uncategorized March 14, 2011

HOT OFF THE PRESS

At teatime last Thursday I received the first copies of my book, Slim Chances. Front cover This morning I go to the National Theatre, the Cottesloe, to see the set of a new play called The Holy Rosenbergs, which will be in situ on the stage when I do my book-launch Platform on the 23rd. Apparently