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Oh no! Nono!

Cross posted from my Unbound Page, where there are details of the book I’m researching on Dartington International Summer School of Music.

A letter from William Glock to John Amis, dated July 1962… 440 more words

Arts

Rummagining

Digging through an archive is a bit like piecing together a puzzle. Most of the bits are there, but they need putting together, and once you have put them together you realise that something is missing. 533 more words

Arts

The Holand Dukes rose against Richard III? Wrong!....

For those of you who do not know, I am very fond of Dartington Hall. I read all I can about it, and its history, originally because of an intention to write about its creator, the first Holand Duke of Exeter, but now because I just plain love the place as well. 580 more words

Richard III

The English Riviera*

A week ago today Mrs Weir and I (along with a more senior interloper) had just returned from a break in the South West, to be specific the handsome South Devon town of… 198 more words

Travel

Conduct becoming

First concert for the Dartington Festival Orchestra last night, with this year’s crop of student conductors. It was an all-Beethoven program, with Joanna MacGregor clocking up her third concert in as many days in the Triple Concerto, with (equally frantic) Adrian Brendel (cello) and Chloe Hanslip (violin), and a changeover on the podium for every movement. 374 more words

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Morris and Co.

William Morris

Title page of autograph MS of Homage to Willliam Morris by Imogen Holst (copyright Holst Foundation)

Walking through the gift shop of a well-known nature reserve recently, I spotted some William Morris mugs for sale. 703 more words

Cataloguing Archives

Tales of a Ricardian Traveler – Debunking a Myth at Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall, near Totnes in Devon and just southeast of Dartmoor National Park, represents a uniquely British form of historical contradiction. It is both medieval, having parts of a Grade I-listed late 14th century manor house, and modern, being the current home of the Schumacher College and formerly the site of a progressive coeducational boarding school which broke all the molds of English education and even… 2,542 more words

History