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My art week

Although I did not visit any exhibitions or museums this week it was a full art week. In our art course we covered Jasper Johns and his partner Robert Rauschenberg and across the Atlantic pop art. Consumerism was still the key driver. I had one of those serendipity moments on switching on Sky Arts [...]

October 15, 2021 // 0 Comments

The Ladies Final

After Ashleigh Barty strolled the first 3 games against Karolina Priskova I thought this one will be over soon. However both players have bouts of lost concentration and form. It proved an even well fought contest Ms Barty, after being something of a young prodigy, suffered burn out and even took [...]

July 11, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex Sharks don’t bite

There was a familiar batting collapse which we associate more with the red ball side as the Sharks were easily defeated by Gloucestershire. Bob Tickler – my guest – is normally the most jovial of souls but I can confirm his post that he was utterly stressed out by his email problem on [...]

June 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

A day by the seaside

Yesterday I visited my newly acquired beach hut on my own for the first time. Two previous visits to the beach hut on West Wittering beach were on a Saturday with my handyman.  As these were on a weekend the beach was extremely crowded. The West Wittering beach website informs that the beach can [...]

June 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

My Rembrandt

This is a Dutch documentary available on Amazon Prime which I watched last night. It’s about the ownership or acquisition of a Rembrandt. Rembrandt never went out of fashion unlike his peer Johannes Vermeer who had to wait 200 years for fame. Similarly Gustav Klimt and Sandro Botticelli would [...]

March 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

Sussex sport week

It’s hardly been a great week so far for Sussex sport. On Monday the Sharks lost in the T20 to Essex Eagles, a side unlikely to qualify from the Southern Division (Kent, Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, Essex and ourselves). That Monday night Brighton lost 1-3 to Chelsea. We dominated possession [...]

September 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

A wondrous Sunday of sport

Can it be exactly a year ago yesterday that England won the Cricket World Cup in the greatest white ball game ever and Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in a memorable Wimbledon final? Such a day of sport-fest may never be emulated but yesterday‘s offerings came pretty close. I had the Test on [...]

July 13, 2020 // 0 Comments

Das Boot : a historian’s view

Bernadette Angell (TV critic of the Rust) asked me to appraise the historical  accuracy of Das Boot.      I have seen the much-acclaimed 1981 film which Neil Rosen rates as one of the best war films ever. Aside from the accusation levelled by a New York Nazi, which may have been propaganda, [...]

June 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Great Paintings of the World/Sunflowers

Andrew Marr continue his series with Sunflowers by Vincent Van Gogh, one of four of the subject the Dutch master painted. It did not really tell you too much you did not know already but I guess the series is not pitched at the connoisseur – more the interested learner. My friend Martin [...]

June 15, 2020 // 0 Comments

Peter Finch and Peter Lorre

I set the Discovering (great film actors on SKY ARTS) on series mode for recording. Most recorded I have already seen but last week I caught up with four on Julie Christie, Peter Lorre, Peter Finch and Anthony Hopkins. Of this notable quartet my two favourites are the Peters. Film goers have [...]

June 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

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