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Uncategorized December 5, 2017

PILLAR TALK ON CD

A trailer for my play Pillar Talk which I first performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2005 and which is now available for the first time on CD. For information on how to purchase, please visit BRAINFOOD AUDIOBOOKS UK.

Uncategorized November 22, 2017

MONOCHROME

One should be a painter. As a writer, I feel the beauty, which is almost entirely colour, very subtle, very changeable, running over my pen, as if you poured a large jug of champagne over a hairpin. Virginia Woolf As the grey and chill of winter set in, a short sequence of poems inspired by

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