News

 Spring 2019

“When I grow rich say the bells of Shoreditch” goes the nursery rhyme. Perhaps this is now happening? Do come on my new tour and look at street art and the revitalisation of Shoreditch – and area so close to and yet so different from the City of London.
Given our changeable Springtime weather, join me in a visit to some Christopher Wren designed City churches. There are 49 City churches that benefitted from his expertise when needing to be rebuilt after The Great Fire. There are no two alike (except possibly St Charles Borromée, Antwerp and we won’t get to see that one). Even if St Paul’s is undoubtedly his masterpiece, there is much to wonder at in the churches with whose reconstruction he was associated.
My light-hearted literary walk associating places with writers includes quotations from authors providing a wide scope of prose and poetry (and I like to think it’s all literature). Alternatively come with me to look at the regeneration of King’s Cross: major transformation and new activities on a vast scale. And at the end of this walk, you can now buy a cup of coffee for £15 from Le Café in, of course, a railway arch!

If you would prefer, do organise your own group and have a guided walk on a theme and at a time that best suits you.

 

Looking for something different for a gift – Robert offers gift vouchers to join a guided walk that may hit the spot!Dubai RW 055Lord Mayors’ PortraitsThis picture shows the artist Richard Stone painting the portrait of Dame Fiona Woolf.Robert co-authored a book called “Lord Mayors’ Portraits”. The book explores the tradition of commissioning artists to paint portraits of Lord Mayors, looks at the wide variety of resulting portraits with comments from some of the artists and covers notable events during each Lord Mayor’s time in office.croppedThe book is available to purchase from http://www.artandlife.co.uk 

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