A little more on HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN...(Prom Talk 20th Aug 2015)
After my 2005 exploration Around Andersen with Michael Rosen, in the interval of a BBC Prom (music by Nielsen and Brahms) - we've a discussion of "HCA". My own family tradition has it that my great-grandmother was placed at Andersen's feet when, in 1867, he came to receive the freedom of his home town, Odense. A fairy-tale? Maybe not...
The whole concert and HCA interval talk available until 19th Sept on BBC iPlayer (talk at: bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b065xhdq - starts at 2mins 28 secs in)
GoTo CoCA ! - York's new Centre of Ceramic Art... NOW OPEN!
Officially opened on 1st August 2015 CoCA is at the heart of a 3-year, £9million re-furb of York Art Gallery, masterminded by Janet Barnes (CEO York Museums' Trust). It's a experience for the whole family -and for anyone who has, or hasn't yet discovered why Clay is Wonderful
FALLEN WOMEN at the FOUNDLING MUSEUM -HELP!
- please join our campaign to mount an exhibition on the 19thC mothers forced to leave their babies
BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
- For the remaining transmission dates of the current series, click here. And recordings for the series to be screened later in the year are already under way. This Thursday, 30th July 2015: Balmoral Castle, Scotland
As its new Honorary President, my thanks, to All (organizers, exhibitors, and a star cast of speakers)
at The 2015 International Ceramics Festival (July, Aberystwyth)
What a great event! See my Gallery for some images....