Author archive for Jane Tomlinson

  • Sep282014
    Kate Bush

    Kate Bush live – Before the Dawn

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    Thirty-five years after her previous live shows, Kate Bush stepped out onto the stage of  London’s Hammersmith Odeon to rapturous…

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  • Sep122014

    Wharf Stream Way waymarker post

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    In June, I submitted a design to be carved as a waymarker post  as part of the The Wharf Stream…

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  • Jul292014

    The suicide of Vincent van Gogh – 29 July 1890

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    On 27 July 1890, Vincent van Gogh, an unkempt, unknown 37-year-old Dutchman, walked out of his lodgings in the village…

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  • May082014
    Paul Gauguin self portrait

    The death of Paul Gauguin – 8 May 1903

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    “In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of ‘revolutionary’; and it is…

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  • Apr252014

    What is a drypoint: badgers and bluebells

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    What is drypoint print? How do you make one? I explain in this blog.

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  • Mar242014

    Van Gogh’s Tarascon Diligence at the Ashmolean

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    Treasures from the Henry and Rose Pearlman collection Last week I went to Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to see treasures from…

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  • Dec272013

    Squonk

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    Side 1 track 3 of Genesis’ 1977 album Trick of the Tail tells the tale of the squonk, a mythical…

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  • Dec172013
    Mohamed Bouazizi

    The self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi – 17 December 2010

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    What a magic carpet ride it was for our brothers and sisters in North Africa and the Middle East. Egypt’s…

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  • Dec122013
    greenham common women

    Greenham Common Peace Women ‘Embrace the Base’

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    A cold day in the Cold War The 12th December 1982 was cold. Not really the kind of day to…

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  • Dec022013

    The death of Hernán Cortés – 2 December 1547

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    “He came dancing across the water with his galleons and guns, Looking for the new world in that palace in…

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