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“‘My Dear Jim’, a biography of Walter Spradbery”, by John Spradbery

Walter Spradbery, artist and pacifist, founder of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, was married to my great aunt Edna’s sister, the opera singer Dorothy Horsey, known musically as Dorothy d’Orsay. They had a house in Buckhurst Hill called the … Continue reading

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“Truth or Beauty” by David Orren

‘”Beauty is truth, truth beauty,” – that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.’ (John Keats, “Ode to a Grecian Urn”, last lines) A random website on this poem says “The exact meaning of those … Continue reading

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“McCool” by Aidan Andrew Dun

With Aidan’s poetry I’m always amazed at what I was trying to get at when writing about Unholyland but didn’t nail. Trying again now, after reading Aidan’s two Middle-Eastern verse epics in the wrong order. What it is is a … Continue reading

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Bronze exhibition at the Royal Academy

A huge collection of bronzes from all over the world and all over history, with a room dedicated to explaining, with models and videos, how these amazing objects are created. “Cire perdue” (“lost wax”) is the commonest, and oldest: wax … Continue reading

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