|Police presence and keen history participants|
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Just embarking on a small piece about astronomy and needed this nice little picture of the late Sir Patrick whom I met at Chelsea a decade ago. Lovely chap who presented The Sky at Night, one of the first TV programme about that exciting world so far above us. Sir Patrick took pity on me one year when we were both guests on Monday VIP day at Chelsea Flower Show in London. Even though so many people were jostling to talk to him, he called me over and allowed me to carry out a nice little interview where - it turned out - he interviewed 'me' about the books I had read and written, and my enjoyment of his television programmes made so very long ago. I mentioned my first Science book prize from Marley School (below) and he gave me his opinion about the work of Arthur C Clarke, one of my favourite authors at the time.
Eventually Sir Patrick agreed to pose with this other chap whose name I can't recall. Can any of my readers identify this TV presenter?
Friday, October 05, 2018
|Trustees Irene Butcher, Stephen Hurley with Liz Wallace from Denver|
Danny Lawrence BEM. chief at Gateway Radio 97.8 fm kindly invited Liz and the Gallery Trustees to be interviewed by presenter Aston Avery and thanks are extended to the whole team at Gateway for their interest in the very active Basildon Arts scene. Why not pay a visit?
More of Stuart Wallace's collection of abstract and traditional artwork can be seen on his websitehttp://stuartwallace.wixsite.com/artwork
Thursday, October 04, 2018
|John Agard Fleur Adcock Wendy Cope at House of Lords ALCS summer party|
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
Loved my visit to Bletchley Park in Buckinghamsure a while back. Today, the TV auction show Flog It also visited this famous building and I enjoyed recalling some of the amazing rooms, even (almost) sitting on the chair used by Alan Turing. His typewriter is still there and it was similar to the one I used as one of my tools so many years ago. During my own visit, I was thrilled that so many people were around to help me in my quest for information about spies and spying - my resulting article has now been published. However, I really enjoyed working my way around the big house and the huts, particularly Hut 8 - the most memorable which really fired my imagination.
Tuesday, October 02, 2018
So lovely to hear our former Council member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists - Dame Jacqueline Wilson, talking about her new best-selling book on Woman's Hour this morning. It's linked to her first successful story about Tracy Beaker. Jacqueline was a hard-working member of our Council when her writing career initially took off and we have some wonderful photographs of her in those early years, particularly during our famous 'weekend schools'.
Thursday, September 27, 2018
|Paul Simon in the '60s|