Archive for News and Previews (past)

At Foyles with Iain Sinclair – Tuesday 31 May 2011 »

May 27th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

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»

7th International Festival of History, Gorizia, Italy, 20-23 May 2011 »

May 14th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

  On Sunday 22 May, I will be in Gorizia, talking about cultural history, military technology and the Iron Curtain, in a dialogue with Georg Meyr, Professor of International and Diplomatic Sciences at Trieste University.   Further details here»

“England’s itch: from Bartholomew Steer to P.J. Harvey” – a talk in Swansea – 19 May 2011 »

May 14th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

  On 19 May, I will be in Swansea joining Patrick Keiller, Doreen Massey and Mathew Flintham  at the university for a conference about our research project “The Future of Landscape and the Moving Image” Further details here»

Passport to Peking – an illustrated talk at the National Portrait Gallery, 12 May 2011 »

May 8th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

     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 […]

Illuminations today (27 April 2011) »

April 27th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

Dear John»  May I be a national irritant instead?

Going under the hammer at Sotheby’s – the Ming tombs »

April 9th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

One of Stanley Spencer’s two oil paintings of the Ming Tombs, made in 1954, is coming up for sale at Sotheby’s in June.  The painting is part of the Evill/Frost collection,  which is to be sold in an auction commencing on June 15th in order to raise a fund for underwater archaeology. The painting was recently  displayed for a week in Hong Kong, together […]

Ruins at the Open University, 25 May 2011 »

April 9th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews (past)

   We are having another post-screening discussion of Patrick Keiller’s film “Robinson in Ruins” at the Open University between 2-5pm on Wednesday 25 May.  Further information here»

On English vision and the ground beneath Llewelyn Powys’s feet, Hand Hotel, Llangollen, 21 August 2011 »

April 8th, 2011 | Posted in: News and Previews, News and Previews (past)

   I’ll be speaking at the annual conference of the  Powys Society, revisiting some of the themes of The Village that Died for England.  Details, which are still in the process of formation, can be found here»

Charles W. Hayford on Passport to Peking – in The Library Journal (1 Feb 2011) »

February 2nd, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

14 Little Red Huts at the London School of Economics »

January 26th, 2011 | Posted in: Articles General, News and Previews (past)

George Bernard Shaw Greets the Russian Socialist Utopia