Letters to The Whistler

Dear Editors

Being a Hanoverian, I was lucky to come across your article on Aubrey Beardsley in the latest Whistler, and wanted to let you and your readers know that I quite regularly present Beardsley events.  At Brighton & Hove Museums our collections contain a few items relating to him including two original drawings, and although these can’t be on permanent display for conservation reasons I am able to show them occasionally as part of the Bite Size talk series at Brighton Museum. Continue reading Letters to The Whistler

Getting More from the Internet

It’s amazing how the internet has become part of everyday life – 9 out of 10 people use it, and 70% of us now have a smartphone or tablet. It’s so popular because it’s quick and easy to find information, keep in touch with the family, do the shopping and be entertained. Yet not everyone is confident – people of all ages struggle because they don’t have the equipment or the connection . . . or find what they do have, difficult to use. Continue reading Getting More from the Internet

On the Move

Peter Batten is amazed by what he’s discovered about Oliver Sacks . . .

These three words form the title of one of the most famous English poems of the 1950s. It was written by Thom Gunn, who went on to spend most of his life in the United States. He became a well-known resident of San Francisco.

Recently, I was surprised to find the same three words used as the title of the autobiography by Oliver sacks-london-motorcycle-388Sacks. You may remember him as the author of a book which became the successful film ‘Awakenings’ or of the best-selling collection of essays, ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’. I was even more surprised to see on the book’s cover a picture of a young and handsome Dr Sacks seated astride a motorcycle (pictured). Continue reading On the Move