From the back seat – part 41

From the back seat – part 41

There was always a very friendly bunch of organisers at the circuits, particularly the ones further north. People like Rex Foster at Oulton Park in Cheshire, Dean Delamont and Basil Tye from the RAC, always made one feel welcome, and dad was very good at introducing his two boys to...

Read more
Alternative Truths

Alternative Truths

Unless you’ve just returned from a few months on a desert island without a radio or internet device, you must have caught at least a few snatches of the new American soap that’s gobbling up the ratings in Britain. This drama is less sophisticated than the West Wing or the...

Read more
Fin De Siècle

Fin De Siècle

By Max Feldman In its simplest definition, “Fin De Siècle” refers to the end of a century, yet at the end of the 19th century in Britain, the term did not just refer to a set of dates, but rather a whole set of artistic, moral, and social concerns. To...

Read more
#SteveJobsMustFall

#SteveJobsMustFall

Hi Steve You swiped left on life nearly 5 years ago now. Or, from your perspective, at iOS 4.3.5; which was pretty much the iRon-age to today’s iOS 10.3. You’d be so proud how the defining feature of you’re the latest system is pushing the boundaries of emotional articulacy: So,...

Read more
Air pollution and Architecture (Smog-eating façades)

Air pollution and Architecture (Smog-eating façades)

London breached its legal limits for toxic air for the entire year in the first five days of 2017. Readings showed that air at locations in the capital were worse than the notoriously smoggy Beijing, hitting a peak 197 micrograms per cubic metre for particulate matter on the Air Quality...

Read more
The Royal College of Music: Providing world-class music in the heart of London

The Royal College of Music: Providing world-class music in the heart of London

Editor-in-chief, Kate Hawthorne, holds an exclusive interview with Director of the Royal College of Music, Professor Colin Lawson CBE for KCW Today.  Ludwig Van Beethoven claimed that ‘Music is a higher revelation than wisdom and philosophy in their totality’. Many would agree but the practice of translating this essence and Art...

Read more
David Hockney

David Hockney

The media has become preoccupied with who ‘Britain’s Greatest Living Artist’ is. After Francis Bacon died in 1992, the hollow crown was perched precariously on Lucian Freud’s head until he died in 2011, and this was was then followed by an interregnum, while various art critics bandied around names like...

Read more
Bernie Ecclestone

Bernie Ecclestone

Variously called ‘The F1 Supremo’, or ‘The Godfather of Formula One’, Bernie Ecclestone has been in the driving-seat of a multi-billion pound sporting empire that attracts a larger audience globally than any other sport, other than the Olympics and the World Cup. Yet, the fizz has gone out of F1...

Read more
Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London.

Lockwood Kipling: Arts and Crafts in the Punjab and London.

A decorative mosaic panel on the original facade of the V&A Museum, which is now a grand threshold for its cafe, shows a portrait of bearded John Lockwood Kipling. The terracotta panels visible on the exterior front of this Museum are also the work of Kipling. He was born in...

Read more
Gina Miller: Front Line Courage

Gina Miller: Front Line Courage

Businesswoman, philanthropist and transparency campaigner Gina Miller made a name for herself, and a few enemies, with her True and Fair Campaign in 2012. The campaign called for a Code of Ethics and 100% transparency on all fees and holdings in an understandable and uniform format across the UK pensions...

Read more