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