Local performance of play commemorates Anti-Slavery Day

Residents of the Royal Borough still have time to mark Anti-Slavery Day by attending a performance of the play, Hurried Steps by Dacia Maraini, nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, at Kensington Town Hall on Monday 20 October. The play stars Sourad Faress, who plays solicitor Usha Franks in Radio...

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From The Back Seat – 16

Dad was a prolific wordsmith, not only writing the editorial each week for his mag, Autosport but also race reports, road tests, articles and books, as well as compiling the annual High Performance Cars, published by the mag, along with articles in race programmes, both home and abroad, and he...

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes to host evening at Royal Geographic Society

He is the first man ever to cross both icecaps via both poles and to scale Everest, the world’s highest peak. He ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents just a few months after suffering a massive heart attack that left him in a coma, fought Marxist terrorists,...

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Chartwell: home of England’s greatest statesman

The owner of Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill, had a ‘Tryst with Destiny’. When he became Prime Minister in 1940, during the Second World War, he said, ‘I felt as if I were walking with Destiny, and that all my past life had been but a preparation of this hour and...

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Choose your own full moon party

‘You bought your shoes in Nepal, I see’, said the stranger to yet another Aussie (me) on the ferry to Ko Phang An from Thailand’s mainland. It was a few seconds later that I realised he was referring to the army-green Kathmandu flip flops on my feet that I had...

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Welcome to the jungle

Bone tingling fear is a thankfully infrequent visitor to my cushy London life. But as our mud soaked land cruiser ploughed through the rainforest of Guyana, South America to Iwokrama International Conservation Centre, fear was chasing us. We hopped over age-old tree trunks as if they were inconvenient speed bumps...

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Rio de Janeiro – A sketch on canvas

Rio de Janeiro – A sketch on canvas

Recently I was asked to visit Rio de Janeiro to contribute to a conference on ‘identifying the characteristics of art in our increasingly digital culture’. Other speakers came from Universities in Detroit, Buenos Aires and New York. The conference conveners had seen my book “The Fundamentals of Digital Art” and...

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