Monthly Archives: January 2015

Clejani Love Song

Taraf de Haïdouks are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new album, Of Lovers, Gamblers and Parachute Skirts, released by Crammed Discs. They’re playing soon at Union Chapel, but it looks like I’ll miss the concert, so in compensation here’s … Read more


Ivon Hitchens, Oak Tree in Purple Woods, Southampton City Art Gallery In 2013 St Barbe Museum in Lymington organised an exhibition entitled Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees (accompanied by an impressive book published by Sansom). The exhibition was curated … Read more

A New Year Revolution

Three weeks ago, on the second day of 2015, we took a turn around Glastonbury Tor to welcome the new year. We met up at 100 Monkeys for lunch then set off over the fields to climb the hill.

Five Mornings

Breaking waves, sexy and smoking and curling. A video for an exhibition last year at the Minories in Colchester of five paintings by Maggi Hambling. See also – Walls of Water at the National Gallery and March Wave Breaking, a … Read more

In The Now

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player David Hockney IN THE NOW (in 6 minutes) A film by Lucy Walker for Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The story of David Hockney, an artist who is adamant about living life in … Read more

Juliette Losq & David Wiseman

This interview originally appeared in the London Group Newsletter. JL – We share in common a childhood in Essex (with parents moving out from London). Do you think that growing up in this semi-rural / suburban environment has influenced your … Read more

16 Newtons

This little oil painting, titled Passing By and roughly the size of a small paperback, is one of sixteen that Robert Newton was commissioned to paint at the end of last year. We’ve just finished framing them. They’re set in … Read more

4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures

A short trailer for a new piece by Gandini Juggling, to be premiered in the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House on 13th, 14th, 15th January – 4 x 4: Ephemeral Architectures features jugglers and dancers performing together … Read more

To Monastero

Villa Monastero was on the furthest shore of Lake Como, a long circuitous drive by car from Argegno where we were staying, but just ten minutes by ferry if we drove up to Menaggio. We left the car there and … Read more


Providence: Michael Moore, alto saxophone; Ernst Reijseger, cello; Han Bennink, drums If we’d had a bit more time I would’ve liked to visit Clusone (the città dipinta – the painted town), just 35 km northeast of Bergamo, to see its … Read more

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