Category Archives: Art

Yorkshire Sculpture Park on a glorious August day……………..

Blue skies, cotton wool clouds and a temperature of 18c (that is warm for the UK) meant that a trip to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park was on the cards for today. After parking about a mile from the park and … Continue reading

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Lee Lozano at MNCDE, Madrid………the worst art exhibition I have ever attended

  During our recent visit to Madrid we decided to visit the  Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, a beacon of contemporary art, not only in Spain but throughout Europe. The building itself is majestic with a minimalist interior … Continue reading

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Sara Baras………..the worlds greatest dancer

There are a few occasions in life when you know you have just seen, heard and experienced something rather special. My first Mahler 2, Janaceks “Jenufa”, Sam and Dave and the Stax Soul Tour, Dave Holland Group and The Hilliard … Continue reading

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A “Diva” and a “Lass from Lancashire”……both sublime voices

A good many years ago (too many to remember) I was given tickets for a Halle concert at the old Free Trade Hall in Manchester. I was very keen to go as the main work was Neilsons 4th Symphony (The … Continue reading

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Kaleidoscope: British 1960s Art at the Longside Gallery

Glorious morning, so set off early for the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and decided to walk to the Longside Galley which is a good thirty minute walk from the main centre at the park. Arrived at the gallery at 10.30 to … Continue reading

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Tony Cragg: A rare category of objects……..at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last week I took the opportunity of visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to view a new exhibition of sculptures by the British artist Tony Cragg, who I have to confess I had never heard of. Tony Cragg is a British sculptor … Continue reading

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The Protecting Veil…….neglected masterpiece

For the composer John Tavener, who died aged 69 in 2013, creativity sprang from religious faith. Many of his works held an appeal for audiences that did not necessarily identify with contemporary music or the theological values from which he … Continue reading

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