When Poetry took me to Paris …

So Poetry took me to Paris where I visited Shakespeare & Company, read at Culture Rapide in Belleville, went to La maison Européenne de la Photographie* and stayed in a hotel on Boulevard Beaumarchais. Here are some pics. Huge thanks to Paris Lit Up and my hosts, Kate, Jason & Emily.  Go here for a full report […]

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The Great Gatsby – a review

The Great Gatsby:  nice cameo by Baz by the way, but Leonardo was a scene stealer! Even in his pink suit, he was all Jay Gatsby has ever been; that mix of vulnerability and bravado, desperation and elegance. I also loved the film’s energy, its loyalty to the time and text. It’s a heady cocktail […]

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Pottery & poetry!

On the Caversham Arts Trail today I was reminded of 2009 and when I commissioned this vase from the lovely artist and ceramicist, Julie Simmonds – http://www.juliesimmonds.co.uk/ It has ‘Bird’ engraved on it and I love it.  

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