• Very Heath Robinson 17 Jul 17

    Now a lavish new publication from Sheldrake Press, authored by Adam Hart-Davis (of ‘What the Romans Did for Us’ fame) takes the phrase as its inspiration – and its title – for an expansive... Read More

  • Escape…into Real Life 14 Jul 17

    From Vincent Van Gogh to Sigmund Freud, from seventeenth century witch trials to a twentieth century shipwreck, from America to Europe…here’s a carefully curated selection of novels loosely... Read More

  • A Home for Happy Glampers 14 Jul 17

    Familiar sights in the fields and villages of Hertfordshire might be tractors, parked up against hay bales. Perhaps the green shimmer of crops quivering in the wind. Lines of trees marking the... Read More

  • Trash or Treasure Trove? 14 Jul 17

    ‘Rejuvenated Junk’, the current temporary exhibition at the William Heath Robinson Museum in Pinner, is a clever collaboration between the Museum and ‘knowtrash’, a unique collection of 4000... Read More

  • Licence to Rest and Play 30 Jun 17

    Festival season is upon us, although you’d be forgiven for thinking it never went away. Festivals have proliferated to such an extent that there are now thought to be well over a thousand held... Read More

  • Hull and High Water 16 Jun 17

    An impressive if intimidating raft of Hullonians has been corralled to celebrate the city’s 2017 City of Culture accolade, and when I step off the train at Hull’s Paragon Transport Interchange... Read More

  • A Whole World in Himself 2 Jun 17

    To some, it’s known simply as The Wave, or The Great Wave. It’s a wood-block print that has so transcended national boundaries that it has become an international motif, ideal for recycling as... Read More

  • The Wonder of Walliams 2 Jun 17

    It’s one of the hottest days of the year, with the unexpectedly glorious sunshine lending a Mediterranean feel as crowds gather to line the high street of the normally sleepy village of Chorleywood... Read More

  • The Maker's Art 19 May 17

    It’s easy to imagine, in a world in which everything seems to happen online, that contemporary artist-makers are relying on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and the like to get their work seen. In... Read More

  • Making More of Moore 21 Apr 17

    Perry Green, Henry Moore’s former home and workplace, near Much Hadham in East Hertfordshire, is barely 25 miles from central London… and yet there is a palpable sense of shedding the city and all... Read More

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