Archive for: February, 2016

Uncategorized February 29, 2016


We’re waltzing in the wonder of why we’re here … Howard Dietz & Arthur Schwartz, ‘Dancing in the Dark’ (1931) The photo above shows a detail from the first annual Festival of Song and Light in New York’s Central Park in 1916. One hundred years later, London is celebrating the UK premiere of the Magical …

Uncategorized February 18, 2016


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein A sonnet and short film to celebrate the recent discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space-time that were predicted by Einstein a century ago as …

Uncategorized February 3, 2016


I was rather proud and astonished to be picked out recently by the South China Morning Post for my ‘bravura reading’ of War and Peace – astonished because the abridgement I recorded twenty-one years ago is so very … well, abridged.* At the moment I am deep into reading aloud the first of two mystery …