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7 Extraordinary Listed Post-War Housing Estates

Alexandra Road Estate was listed at Grade II* on 18 August 1993. It was the first post-war housing estate to receive protection by listing, and the architect Neave Brown is the only living architect to have all of their work listed. 921 more words


"A Rising Man" by Abir Mukherjee

“A Rising Man” by Abir Mukherjee

I had seen this book displayed prominently during recent visits to bookshops. The sumptuous cover artwork had provoked me to pull it from the shelves and read the blurb on the back. 845 more words


Slocombe at War

To say that cinematographer Douglas Slocombe (1913 -2016) had a varied film career would be a major understatement. Even from early on in his career, Slocombe’s adventures behind the camera would become the stuff of legends. 867 more words


From Up on Poppy Hill - Second Times the Charm

Ah the second film of Goro Miyazaki. I feel kind of bad that out of the two experience’s you can have with Goro as a director of a Ghibli film one of them is Tales from Earthsea. 1,715 more words


Radical Clay: an exhibition of Bristol's former school pottery collection

Earlier this year I was contacted by the curator of an upcoming exhibition at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery of studio pottery that was previously part of the Bristol & Avon Schools Loan Service. 281 more words


Curtain of Concrete: The Berlin Wall

By May of 1945, most of Europe was in shambles, utterly destroyed by nearly 6 years of war waged in countries such as Czechoslovakia, France, England, Italy, The Soviet Union, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Poland and Germany. 1,656 more words

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