I like to blog about the things I get up to in the world of the arts. So feel free to read some of the entries in my blog.
With the city of Hull closed in the wake of the corona virus pandemic, are we nostalgic for the pleasures of city life?
Wed, Apr 01, 20
The corona virus epidemic will have a severe effect not just on everyone's life and livelihood, but on the local arts and crafts scene too.
Sat, Mar 21, 20
Arguably Paris is the world’s greatest city for people watching. Students of human behaviour will think it is almost as if the city was made for them. The great tree lined boulevards, the geographical position of the city as a natural confluence for interesting people from across Europe to congregate and its pavement cafes designed to facilitate the noble activity of people watching.
Mon, Feb 24, 20
Girona is an ancient city in the Catalonia region of Spain. The city has long had a flourishing arts and culture scene and the many works from this long history can be seen in its excellent museums.
Sun, Oct 27, 19
Street art often gives a means of expression to people who might otherwise be turned away by the art establishment. These street murals in Scarborough are not quite Banksy-style renegade art but they do reflect the spirit of the bustling seaside town.
Mon, Oct 21, 19
I always visit some of the East Riding Artists studios when they hold their annual autumn Open Studios events. This year, 2019, I only managed to visit one studio but it was well worth it. The studio was of Eleanor Tomlinson and we saw a fine representation of her work an as illustrator.
Sun, Sep 22, 19
I have often been struck by the beauty of historic churches and mosques such as Lincoln Cathedral in England and the Sultanahmet in Istanbul, Turkey. St Marys is a particularly beautiful parish church in Beverley, East Yorkshire.
Sat, Sep 21, 19
Buxton in the heart of England is a spa town and local arts centre. The arts and culture scene in this town is quite lively, and I was able to see some good art in municipal and private venues.
Sat, Aug 31, 19
The Greenbelt Festival has always prided itself in putting the environment at the centre of its programme. Here a Christian wildlife charity makes a point about the devastation of the marine environment by industrial fishing and the warping of nature to make way for industrialised farming of livestock.
Sun, Aug 25, 19
Hull Fruit Market is a district of Hull which, once almost derelict, has been redeveloped into an arts, cafe and entertainment district in the city of Hull.
Sun, Aug 11, 19
This 10 metre foot tall sculpture is made out of stainless steel. The ambitious sculpture will be complemented by 16 plates which reflect light onto the main work and bring it to life differently at different times.
Fri, Feb 15, 19
This 27 foot tall sculpture is made out of knives which were confiscated by the British police. The sculpture is on a tour of Britan to highlight the dangers of the spiralling problem of knife violence, especially among young men in the major cities.
Fri, Feb 15, 19
Hull is a culturally growing city and as a cultural centre has had many great moments. Here are a few from 2017, when it was the UK's official city of culture.
Wed, Apr 11, 18