October 15

October 15

3pm on October 15, Oxford A concert with Pete McMullin - songs by Faure and other Parisians, at Pegasus Grange...

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Bird song

Bird song

"You can muffle the sound of the drums, you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who can stop the skylark from singing?" Kahlil Gibran Over the summer I've been making music round campfires, in streets and churches. In churches there's been a lunchtime 40's...

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Improv

Improv

IMPROV Last week was a good singing week - bounded at either end by a good solid Latin Mass (the first of which was a 4-parter by Palestrina, bliss), in the middle I did two pub gigs and a Cole-Porter afternoon, plus a day improvising in London. The improvising is a...

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Chicken book

Chicken book

CHICKEN COOPS FOR THE SOUL - http://bit.ly/Coops1 When Julia Hollander went to buy her daughter a rabbit for Christmas she came home with a couple of hens. Five years later, the whole family was on its way to the National Poultry Club show, connoisseurs of the rarest...

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HOSPITAL EXHIBITION

My paintings and drawings were recently showing at the John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford - in the main corridor for May and June 2013 Great to bring some nature-inspired joy into that serious and oh-so-unhealthy...

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ILLUSTRATIONS

People ask who did the illustrations for my book, CHICKEN COOPS.. so I had better own up - 'twas me. Art A-level too many decades ago is the only qualification I can summon to mind, though I have managed to keep my hand in meanwhile with a sketch-book in my handbag...

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Allotment Joys

ALLOTMENT JOYS In the summer I got into nasturtiums. Rather, my allotment did. It feels frustratingly hard to recall already, but the summer of 2012 was seriously wet; in fact, the whole year seems to have been wet - the high-point being the floods around Christmas....

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OXFORK SHOW

COME AND SEE MY LATEST PAINTINGS, ALONG WITH ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FROM MY BOOK - Chicken Coops for the Soul. On show and for sale at Oxford's grooviest cafe - Oxfork - Magdalen Road, OX4 http://oxfork.com/ The exhibition goes up on January 5 and will be there for 2...

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