A Literary Dame

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A real coup for Clapham Literary Festival this year is the presence of Dame Margaret Drabble.  We are a small and relatively new literary festival and we’re very lucky to manage to attract someone of Dame Margaret’s stature. She will … Continue reading

Rhythm & Reaction: The Age of Jazz in Britain

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This Spring’s exhibition by the Bulldog Trust at Two Temple Place closes after Sunday (tomorrow) so this weekend is the last chance to catch it.  It is well worth going along to, especially if you enjoy music with your art. … Continue reading

Books and Walking – a Literary Trail

How well do you know your famous South London writers and books? So, which arch-villain said, at the end of each adventure, ‘The world shall hear from me again!’  And where did his creator live? Or, with a more literary … Continue reading

Word Force

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The precision, power and poetry of words. Poetry at Clapham Book Festival this year. Introduced by local poet, art critic and  editor of international poetry forum The Bow-Wow Shop, Michael Glover, our poets are Daljit Nagra and Cecilia Knapp. Michael … Continue reading

The Garden Museum

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I had visited this small but lovely museum before its refurbishment and found it charming, especially the tombstones in the graveyard of St-Mary-at-Lambeth Church, where it is located. I returned last week. Formerly the Museum of Garden History, the museum … Continue reading