Last week, a very great musician and writer of my acquaintance, who is an outstanding musician, teacher, and, of course, writer, said that while she struggled mightily to sit down and write things, she had just discovered that she had to ‘pretend convincingly enough to myself that I don’t care if I’m a bad writer, … More Writing about writing…Oh, must you?
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Our first proper post comes in response to a job offer that came through a mailing list yesterday. The positions offered were for five ‘casual researchers’ to be paid by the hour to work on a project for one of the most prestigious and best endowed institution in the field of…
Antonello’s St Jerome in his Study (NG1418) dates from c. 1475, when Antonello spent time in Venice. St Jerome is an example of a ‘cabinet painting’, designed to be viewed in a small intimate space and to serve as an object of aesthetic value and as a focus for contemplation.[i] An outspoken and passionate man, … More Antonello’s St Jerome
This week schools are on half-term, and as my private pupils have all gone on exotic holidays, I have a whole week free for research and writing. The interludes will be going to La bohème at ENO on Wednesday, and going to a workshop at the Oxford Life Writing Centre at Wolfson College, Oxford on … More Half-Term Relaxation … ?
In February I was part of a group visit by staff and students of OBERTO to Christopher Alden’s production of Rigoletto at the English National Opera. Several of us wrote abut the production, and our varied impressions can be found on the OBERTO blog. It was an extraordinary production in many ways, and my first encounter … More Rigoletto at ENO