Archive for: October, 2014

Uncategorized October 27, 2014


My birthday began with the water-     Birds and the birds of the winged trees flying my name        Above the farms and the white horses                And I rose            In a rainy autumn     And walked abroad in shower of all …

Uncategorized October 20, 2014


‘Mrs Siddons as the Tragic Muse’ by Joshua Reynolds (1784) Last week in Leeds, while staying at the Ibis hotel a short walk from the West Yorkshire Playhouse, I was astonished to learn that the manager of the sister hotel across town was a Mrs Sarah Siddons. The Mrs Siddons, the great eighteenth-century tragedienne, first …

Uncategorized October 20, 2014


    With his chaste designs     On classical lines,     His elegant curves and neat inclines.     For all day long he’d measure and limn     Till the ink gave out or the light grew dim … Hugh Chesterton, ‘London Calling Christopher Wren’ A few photos in honour of Sir …