Art

Lights are not just for Christmas, art in Walthamstow

In 2019 Walthamstow was declared London Borough of Culture. It’s easy to spend a day sightseeing. Walthamstow has great bric-a-brac shops, museums like Vestry House, a long street market but for a day-trip my top tips would be….. Gods Own Junkyard, a riot of neon lights. Chris Bracey and his family have been making...

Art, Socialism and Spies

This week I went with some friends to visit the George Frederick Watts Galley in Compton, Surrey. It was sunny and the countryside around Compton is lovely. The museum staff were all very pleasant. You don’t have to book and there is a small but very good café so you can spend the day...

Stanley Spencer, Cookham

Cookham, Berkshire was the birthplace of the twice married artist, Stanley Spencer. He loved it there and many of his paintings feature the small town. An exhibition about his wives, Hilda Carline and Patricia Preece opened recently at the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham and I was really keen to see it as he...