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Faceless: An Exhibition by Coco Davez

18 May 2019 | Arts

Another fantastic exhibition I saw in London, Faceless by Coco Davez. There’s been a great response to some of the images posted on Instagram so here’s a little more about this talented artist……..

At the Maddox gallery in Notting Hill is a stunning exhibition by a young Spanish artist, Coco Davez,  aka Valeria Palmiero. The paintings are of Faceless, but very recognizable “brands” such as Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Princess Diana and many others.

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Bearable Pain by Robert Mierisch

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” Jalaluddin Rumi When unexpected illness hits we are often lost in its fear and feelings of vulnerability. For some, the light described by Rumi may not enter until the illness has passed over us. Around this theme Robert Mierisch offers…

21 May 2019 | Arts

Faceless: An Exhibition by Coco Davez

At the Maddox gallery in Notting Hill is a stunning exhibition by a young Spanish artist, Coco Davez,  aka Valeria Palmiero. The paintings are of faceless, but very recognizable “brands” such as Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Princess Diana and many others. The idea of bringing together art and the notion…

18 May 2019 | Arts

Poetry by Robert Mierisch

A chance meeting with friends in a cafe recently created a conversation with the talented Robert Mierisch. Here’s a semi-retired engineer, researcher, co-founder of companies dealing with renewable energy. Robert and his family spent many years living in California and he has now embraced a tree change life in rural…

14 May 2019 | Arts

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A Childhood Trail: Ilkeston

Ilkeston is a town In Derbyshire in the UK, first established on the banks of the Erewash River around the 6th century. During the 19th century,It grew in size due to the numerous coal mines in the area and the existence of Stanton Ironworks, which supplied iron to major projects…

21 May 2019 | Life-Style

North Yorkshire- A Picture Postcard Weekend

Can a place really be so green, lush and beautiful? I spent the weekend with friends in their converted barn near Skipton in North Yorshire. It was a fleeting visiting to a friend I had worked with in Australian before she married and moved to the UK 20 years ago….

21 May 2019 | Life-Style

Discovering Nottingham

It’s 7am and from my lovely apartment in Nottingham I look out on a landscape waking up to gentle sunshine. It’s going to be another glorious sunny day. I overlook a sea of new buildings and cranes scratching to take their place in the sky. It’s a struggle to house…

16 May 2019 | Life-Style

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Kitty Cafe…What a Good Idea!

On Sunday I walked past a very colourful shop with three cats sitting in the window staring at the long queue of people gathered behind the rope outside. A concierge/ bouncer was keeping the crowd orderly although there was great excitement in the air.  The crowd was long and I…

15 May 2019 | Living Well

Activism in Older Age

On October 24th 1975, 90% of Icelandic women didn’t show up for work that day in protest against sexism and inequality. Also in 1970’s Mothers against the Vietnam War were out en masse at every anti-Vietnam demonstration. Some of us were active unionists. Others committed feminists. We fought our way…

5 May 2019 | Living Well

Renewal – A little Pilgrimage with Kath Walton & Di Percy

At times life can wear us out even when it’s just the day to day hum of caring for others, getting things done, staying connected and existing in a complex world. Time – out and renewal come in many forms and we’ll be looking at this idea over the next…

1 May 2019 | Living Well