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9 Church Walk - a home of one's own

9 Church Walk (Copyright: Jane Jacomb-Hood)

9 Church Walk (Copyright: Jane Jacomb-Hood)

Throughout Imogen’s childhood the Holst family lived a fairly peripatetic existence.  There was no Holst family home but rather a series of rented houses and cottages in London and the Essex countryside. 457 more words

Twentieth-century British Music

Monday Menagerie #37

The usual mix of womany-things that bring joy to my week! Ascent of Woman, Juliette Lewis Rocks, Body Art, Recycled Fashion, Anjelica Huston, Gloria Steinem, and mooooore… :D… 1,126 more words


Who is Kate Bush?

“I am just a quiet reclusive person who has managed to hang around for a while.”

– Kate Bush

In early 1978, radio listeners were stopped in their tracks by a sound they had never heard before. 2,971 more words


A mixture of courage and abandon

At the moment I am working on Imogen Holst’s personal administrative files and among the routine documents that you might find in any personal collection – the tax returns, the bank statements, the subscriptions to societies – are reports Imogen filed while working as a ‘Music Traveller’ during WWII. 605 more words

Twentieth-century British Music

Soul Bubble: Interviewing The Woman Who Combines Mindfulness, Music and Wellbeing

Emma Bryceland is a student of music at the Academy of Music and Sound who has come up with an innovative and unique mix of mindfulness, therapy and music to improve mental health. 1,338 more words

Scottish Women

5 Kenyan ladies who can SING

Hello beautiful people! As you may probably know by now, there is a huge difference between singing and SINGING. Almost anyone can sing, as long as they have a voice. 641 more words