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‘@147womendinnerparty – An Exhibition in Celebration of 147 Forgotten Women

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘If lockdown has taught us one thing worth remembering in 2020, it is how much we have missed eating and drinking with friends and family. To enjoy being human is to share food, drink and the exchange of conversation across a table, not a zoom screen. To listen to another is what it is to […]

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AofA People: Lorraine Bowen – Performer, Singer, Crumble Lady

Reading Time: 6 minutes Now known as The Crumble Lady, Lorraine Bowen won David Walliams’ Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent and has attracted tens of thousands of new fans of all ages; children are singing the Crumble Song at school, as are grown men in factories. Lorraine Bowen is a unique performer! Quirky costumes, original idiosyncratic songs, vintage […]

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Dancing Queen – from a Mitcham living room to Kensal Green cemetery

Reading Time: 9 minutes Movement has the capacity to take us to the home of the soul, the world within for which, we have no name.  Anna Halprin, a legendary dancer, innovator, choreographer who died last week at 100. The carpet would be rolled back in my Auntie Win and Uncle Len’s living room in Mitcham, Chubby Checker was […]

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A Warm Coat in April – honing the art of the virtual live show

Reading Time: 6 minutes It’s one year on and there is every reason to be optimistic. Thirty-one million people have been vaccinated in the UK, over five million have had their second shot. Last week there were no reported COVID deaths in London. Next week, things will begin to open up again, to a level we last had in […]

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The Culture Interview – Isa L Levy, artist and psychotherapist

Reading Time: 5 minutes Isa L Levy, 72, is a London-based artist and psychotherapist who has just published her memoir, Conversations with a Blank Canvas: From Nowhere to Somewhere Decades of Change and Transformation. You can buy it here. What prompted this memoir? Two clairvoyants told me I had to write my life story: one 40 years ago and […]

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The Culture Interview – Louise Kleboe, singer

Reading Time: 7 minutes Louise Kleboe is a singer and composer, plus she plays piano and guitar. She was born in Cornwall and was brought up in the Orkney Islands. She currently lives in Clerkenwell, London. Her voice is operatic and her attitude and singing have been compared to Kate Bush. She opened the Glastonbury Festival in 2017 and […]

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Book Review: Dear Life – A Doctor’s Story of Love & Loss

Reading Time: 4 minutes Reviewed by Asanga Judge Dr Rachel Clarke is a specialist in palliative medicine. She has often been in the media during the Covid-19 crisis talking clearly about what is needed in terms of provision of PPE, perspectives and compassion. Asanga Judge is a former GP. I am not easily moved to tears, so the fact […]