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Eyeballing Nature: The Paintings of Edward Stone

At first or casual glance the paintings of Edward Stone might seem to fit into the same category as the movement dating from the 1970s known as Photorealism. His images have that same almost uncanny sense of accuracy, a kind … Continue reading

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The Brighton & Hove Gramophone Orchestral Society

_______________________________ An autobiographical fragment ______________________ Full Frequency Recorded Sound A Living Presence Recording it is a warm afternoon in spring…… I began listening to classical music (classical is a catch all term for serious and composed music and not strictkly … Continue reading

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Michael Embden The Times Obituary

For those who might have missed it here is the full unedited text of the obituary I wrote for Michael Embden which was actually in the paper on Saturday. I have added in a good selection of his marvellous paintings … Continue reading

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Michael Embden

_________________________ Michael Embden who died on August 21st from liver cancer was a landscape painter in watercolour of an uncanny and astonishing virtuosity. We grew up together in Hove and met when we were both at cub scouts, the 7th … Continue reading

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This Running and Jumping Business by Gracie Greyhound

Most of my day is spent in a dreamy kind of lolling, snoozing and yawning. This befits a high born girl who ran 88 races at a provincial dog track (Hove in fact actually) and is now resting retired. So … Continue reading

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Edward Bawden from Signature July 1936

Some examples of graphic work by the great Edward Bawden as reproduced in Signature Magazine in July 1936. Added here as a tribute not only to Bawden but also to my friend Peter Sampson who died a few weeks ago … Continue reading

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Elegy for a Cinema / The Granada Hove /

The Granada cinema in Hove was the first Cinema I ever went to. It would have been in about 1949 / 1950 when I was three years old. I was both excited and terrified. It was then a single screen … Continue reading

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Janet Stone Photographs

Here are eight or so recent scans from my late Mother in Law Janet Stone’s extensive archive of negatives, transparencies etc. Her photographs were all taken from the 1940s through until the early 1980s, often of the various visitors to … Continue reading

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Le Bois Des Moutiers at Varengeville Normandy

Seeing the piece in The Times last week about the possible threat to Lutyen’s wonderful Arts and Crafts house in Normandy, Le Bois Des Moutiers reminded me of my first visit there in 1982. The house is not far from … Continue reading

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Barnett Freedman, MacDonald Gill, and Colne Valley Cloth

Some images from a book published by The Huddersfield and District Woollen Export Group in 1947. What could have been a dull concoction of facts figures and diagrams is turned into something special by the Curwen Press and their roster … Continue reading

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