ONE MORNING IN 1947 Dr Harold Stockwell, the senior French teacher at my Grammar school, was taking us through some complicated verbs. He noticed that the boy behind me was reading something under the desk. “What are you reading?” he asked. “It is a French letter, sir.” Without […]
On Rogation Day, we walk and pray We beat the bounds, to holy sounds To God, we say, give us today, Our daily bread and breath.
THE SEASON OF grey skies, central heating, layers, boots, scarves, the school run, work is now upon us. Fancy something different to brighten November and transport you – without needing a passport? Clowning – an escape from the everyday. An antidote to winter blues. The red nose is […]
IT WAS ONE of the hottest days of the year. On the bus coming into Brighton, I already regretted signing up for a writing retreat in town. Doubtless I would end up in an airless room – they’re always airless in my experience – for six hours, pining […]
THE 2019 PROGRAMME for Brighton Early Music Festival is all about change and changing times. Taking ‘Metamorphosis’ as its theme, the Festival, which focuses on music written before 1800, presents 35 events in 11 different venues across Brighton, Hove and beyond this autumn and winter. All the venues […]