14 July 2014

17th century art @ The Weiss Gallery

Sign outside the Weiss Gallery, London

The sign above caught my eye a few weeks back when walking in Jermyn Street ...

30 May 2014

Apprenticeship in Early Modern London: City apprentices in the 16th and 17th centuries

A Gresham College lecture given a couple of years back by Dr Patrick Wallis and Dr Christopher Minns from the LSE.

Founded in 1597, Gresham College has provided free public talks within the City of London for over 400 years. You can see more of them on their website:


13 May 2014

Winceby battlefield under threat

Winceby battlefield in Lincolnshire. Image: © Copyright Richard Croft (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A farmer has applied for planning permission to site 600 solar panels on the registered battlefield of Winceby (also an AONB and AOGLV).

Further planning details can be seen here (S/109/00715/14). Anyone wishing to object to the plans should write to East Lindsey District Council by 22.05.14. A Facebook site has also been set up to fight the proposals:


27 April 2014

Excerpt from I Puritani

Excerpt from  I Puritani, Bellini's opera set during the English Civil War, at the Metropolitan Opera House, Lincoln Center, New York, The opera runs until May 10 2014.

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