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From “Of Cabbages and Kings”, Journal of King’s English Literary Society” (King’s College London), Issue 6, December 2012.
Publication of the first images of the set for Danny Boyle’s opening extravaganza for the Olympics prompted me to write this article for Our Kingdom, published on 22 June 2012.
This article, co-written with Stephen Daniels, Patrick Keiller, Doreen Massey and Anderew Flintham, describes a collaborative project conducted under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s “Landscape and Environment” programme. It was published in Tate Papers 17 on 11 May 2012. The main outcome was Keiller’s film “Robinson in Ruins”. For more information see here…
Art historian, wild mushroom hunter, curator, bee-keeper, independent film-maker – a few otherwise lost words about Timothy Neat: »October 22nd, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, Englishness and British national identity, Heritage & History, Music
I spent part of last summer writing a long review of Timothy Neat’s two volume biography of Hamish Henderson, the poet and campaigner who made such a profound contribution to the Scottish folk revival in the 1950s and 1960s. The review appears in the London Review of Books, issue dated 3 November 2011.
I think it was in 1992 that I first met Emanuel Litvinoff. I had for some time been aware of his marvellous memoir of Jewish Whitechapel, Journey Through a Small Planet (1972), but I had never found a way of including a discussion of it in the book I was writing about East London at [...]
His new novel Ghost Milk is still a couple of months from publication, but I will be talking with Sinclair – about “not going to China”, the 2012 Olympics and other London matters – at Foyles Bookshop in Charing Cross Road at 6.30 pm. Details»
At 13.15 on Thursday this week, I will be talking at the National Portrait Gallery, London. While providing a wider background to the visits of 1954, I will be concentrating on the experiences of the three British artists among the visitors: Denis Mathews, who travelled as Secretary of the Contemporary Art Society; Paul Hogarth, who was [...]