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Carel Weight’s paintings and the Folkestone art collection

Growing up near Folkestone, I loved visiting the Metropole Art Gallery, situated in a huge, horseshoe-shaped late-Victorian pile with parquet floors, polished fireplaces and large windows overlooking the English Channel. 844 more words


human reason is rooted to the earth.

Kenneth Clark


Churchill Contemplates Varied Creativity in Libraries, Gardens, and Small Rooms

It’s been a strange week with our back fence torn out for repair and the neighbour needing help shifting wood, and our contractor coming by to put in a temporary downspout and measure windows. 539 more words

Art Postcards

Where I Stand 2/06/2016

On arriving at the University of Cape Town in 1994 as a student I hurriedly joined the ANC branch on campus.  Of course UCT was not an unfamiliar space to me. 1,470 more words

Where I Stand

Vivian Stanshall: '...inm layman's language, BUGGERED if I know...[hic] [splurp]....

I have no idea what this was about…I think its a send up of Kenneth Clark’s ‘Civilisation’ or  something similar.

Still bloody funny. Vivian Stanshall was a genius. 19 more words


Civilisation, by Kenneth Clark

However complex and solid it seems, civilisation is actually quite fragile. It can be destroyed. What are its enemies? Well, first of all, fear – fear of war, fear of invasion, fear of plague and famine, that make it simply not worthwhile constructing things, or planting trees or even planting next year’s crops. 139 more words


The Age of the Sex Olympics?

We live in the nadir of film and television. Modern television is unimaginative and dumbed down. Most programs are cut to a template, focusing on relationships rather than ideas or social issues.  256 more words