Orchestra management fails to score

ORCHESTRA MANAGEMENT FAILS TO SCORE

‘Seating can be a problem with loud brass or percussion seated immediately behind. You want them to bugger off because they're deafening...

Supreme Court: the grim RIPA

SUPREME COURT: THE GRIM RIPA

Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair... This problematic line from Milton's Lycidas comes to mind as I confront the hairscape. Some...

 
 
 
Read Not Dead: proving that old plays aren't basket cases

READ NOT DEAD: PROVING THAT OLD PLAYS AREN'T BASKET CASES

Here are some Brexit campaigners with a hamper of tombola prizes designed to show Michel Barnier that the UK is primed to dominate...

Brexit symposium at IALS

BREXIT SYMPOSIUM AT IALS

Health warning: personal views on Brexit The country has split like a failed sauce. The atmosphere is officially one of acceptance...

 
 
 
Johnny Hallyday live at the Albert Hall

JOHNNY HALLYDAY LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL

The warm-up act is a brassy blonde in a fondant-pink dress with a belief that she sounds like Amy Winehouse. Simeon, The Only Person...

Carols in the Supreme Court

CAROLS IN THE SUPREME COURT

The Treasury Singers are never knowingly over-rehearsed and a good thing too, considering the day job. This year they are raising money...

 
 
 
Annie Curtis Jones

ANNIE CURTIS JONES

Costume designer Annie Curtis Jones had many facets to her life and I knew only one: her ingenious designs for Notting Hill Carnival...

Is this the source of Paddington Bear's pop-up?

IS THIS THE SOURCE OF PADDINGTON BEAR'S POP-UP?

Watching Paddington 2, I get a Proustian jolt when the big-hearted bear opens a faked-up film-prop antiquarian book and Tower Bridge...

 
 
 
The right trousers

THE RIGHT TROUSERS

I inherited six manual typewriters, gave away five and regret it. Please send unwanted ones my way. I use my remaining one to hammer...

UK Supreme Court Yearbook

UK SUPREME COURT YEARBOOK

..."and what is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures or conversation?" The UK Supreme Court Yearbook is more Wisden...

 
 
 
Havona laugh

HAVONA LAUGH

I return to the long-running disruption that is Havona House. Here is the impression on the website of the project's original architects....

Old Bailey judge in crime cover-up

OLD BAILEY JUDGE IN CRIME COVER-UP

Tom Keating Cold case - evidence sought. In 1979 a crime was committed in the dock of Court no. 1 at the Old Bailey, in front of the...

 
 
 
Brexit criminal law seminar. No spoilers necessary

BREXIT CRIMINAL LAW SEMINAR. NO SPOILERS NECESSARY

Brexit comes early to Notting Hill No chance of good news about Brexit: the speaker is wearing his brown trousers. Unless we can find...

Life class

LIFE CLASS

Facilitated by Ron Best in Portobello.

 
 
 
'Catch me when I fall.'

'CATCH ME WHEN I FALL.'

Oops 'Take your time' and 'Catch me when I fall' are what I overhear most often at this weekend's moko jumbie workshop for children...

Book I can't let go: Collins Essential Calculator

BOOK I CAN'T LET GO: COLLINS ESSENTIAL CALCULATOR

Condition: good Inscribed, in ink: To Ken, so you can make billions and billions in the Mediterranean sun. Yolande 4/7/81 Weybridge Probably...

 
 
 
Through the eye-holes at the Ashmolean Museum

THROUGH THE EYE-HOLES AT THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

As I leave the Japanese galleries I glimpse a masked dancer behind glass in a corridor. The convulsive anguish of her movements and...

Pro-amdram at Gray's Inn

PRO-AMDRAM AT GRAY'S INN

The interval The poet Ruth Padel, allowed to study one of Beethoven's manuscripts, kissed it when the curator wasn't looking. This...

 
 
 
Supreme Court: shades of innocence

SUPREME COURT: SHADES OF INNOCENCE

Innocent until proven guilty. But if you are proved guilty, then ruled to be the victim of a miscarriage of justice, are you proved...

Supreme Court: mixed-sex civil partnerships

SUPREME COURT: MIXED-SEX CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

Rebecca Steinfeld and her partner Charles Keidan are conscientious objectors to what they see as an historic patriarchy embedded in...

 
 
 



Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Louis Ebarb at Heights Cafe, Brooklyn

Louis Ebarb at Heights Cafe, Brooklyn

My friend Louis Ebarb is exhibiting some paintings at the Heights Cafe in Brooklyn Heights. Louis was born in Brooklyn, studied at Pratt Institute, and paints scenes of daily... Read more ...

Minimalistic Industrial Loft / IDwhite

Minimalistic Industrial Loft / IDwhite

© Leonas Garbačauskas Architects: IDwhite Location: Kaunas, Lithuania Lead Designer: Karolis Kasikauskas Area: 64.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Leonas Garbačauskas ©... Read more ...

K-House in Tsujido-Higashi / Ushijima Architects

K-House in Tsujido-Higashi / Ushijima Architects

© Kengaku Tomooki Architects: Ushijima Architects Location: Fujisawa, Japan Lead Architects: Takahiro Ushijima Area: 93.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Kengaku Tomooki ©... Read more ...

Creative Mischief 2016

Creative Mischief 2016

My portrait Christophe 3 will be exhibited at the National Academy's annual Creative Mischief event starting tomorrow in NYC: The 5th Annual Creative Mischief... Read more ...

Mid-Year Exhibition at the National Academy

Mid-Year Exhibition at the National Academy

My painting "Elliott 2" will be exhibited at the National Academy of Design through February 2, 2016. The portrait combines grisaille and color applied in the expressionist... Read more ...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media...

Fine Art Print, Gemstone Abstract Art "Gemstone 3R" by Colorado Mixed Media Abstract Artist Carol Nelson

This 12"x12"x1.25" Fine Art Print is available for $99.00 HERE Read more ...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Holiday Aspens Green...

Aspen Tree Painting, Abstract Aspens,Snow, Landscape "Holiday Aspens Green 3-WINTER ASPENS SERIES " by Colorado Contemporary Landscape Artist Kimberly Conrad

FRESH OFF THE EASEL... Each year I paint a limited number of these snowy aspen pieces, to be released in November. Fall into Winter is my favorite time of year, and I paint... Read more ...

CC Office / Creative Crews

CC Office / Creative Crews

© Takdanai Raktawat Architects: Creative Crews Location: Bangkok, Thailand Area: 650.0 m2 Project Year: 2018 Photographs: Takdanai Raktawat , Art4D Magazine Project Director... Read more ...

Impressionist Landscape Fine Art Oil Painting, Tree, “Moss Memory” by...

Impressionist Landscape Fine Art Oil Painting, Tree, “Moss Memory” by Georgia Artist Pat Warren

8"x8"x1.5" Oil on Canvas/Available Read more ...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf,Nature Art ”Fall View” by...

Contemporary Fine Art Painting, Aspen Leaf,Nature Art ”Fall View” by Colorado Artist Gerri Calpin

8"x8"x1.5" Mixed Media on Canvas Black painted sides, ready to hang or display on table easel. $100 Read more ...