Monthly Archives: July 2014

Art overcomes adversity

Yesterday I went on a routine shopping trip to my local Tesco.  Some while after I arrived home, Mr PP was loading his latest model railway bases into my car to check that they still fitted in when he came … Continue reading

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The Craftivist Garden

… and they are off again!  The wonderful Craftivist Collective (www.craftivist-collective.com) have launched another project for everyone to be part of.  Titled “The Craftivists Garden #wellmaking Project”  this new initiative is a collaboration between the Collective, Falmouth University, Voluntary Arts … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy of Flight

This week I was lucky enough to visit a fascinating art project in a unique location which is generally hidden from public view, in fact it is such a well kept secret that it has been out of public sight … Continue reading

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Elements of Architecture

Every so often I come across something of great interest (to me anyway)but which is also very unusual, and this is certainly the case with regard to “The Brooking Collection” (www.thebrookingcollection.com) and (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15652628), (http://www.atkeyandco.com/about/the-brooking-collection) Housed at the home of it’s … Continue reading

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Steam up in Shillingstone

Today Mr PP and I made a visit to the Shillingstone Railway Restoration Project.  As regular visitors to heritage railways, this one was a new departure for us, given that it is very much and “in progress” work and doesn’t … Continue reading

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Sistine Chapel… in Worthing?

I am certain that most people will have heard of the Sistine Chapel and the spectacular frescos that adorn the roof painted by Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarotti Simoni; commonly known as Michelangelo.  I am equally certain that few people will be … Continue reading

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A Museum without Walls

I have often said how much I enjoy stumbling upon a small and unusual exhibition, so imagine my delight when I came across Room 38 at the V&A yesterday which currently hosts an exhibition of paintings by the late M … Continue reading

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