Arts


Bill Cunningham Fashion Climbing: A Must Read!

You don’t have to love fashion to love this book! In 2010 Bill Cunningham New York hit the cinemas. In this documentary we were introduced to this unique, genial, creative, talented individual who rode around New York taking photos of fashion events, fashion on the street and in the homes…

22 May 2020 | Arts

A Secret Love

Netflix is really a cornucopia of trash and also some excellent programming. A Secret Love is one of those little, unassuming gems that tells a very simple human story of a lesbian couple, their 65 and a half years together and their move to an aged care facility. Being gay…

1 May 2020 | Arts

Stage Your Own Film Festival

There’s a film festival running at my house at the moment. Every Friday night.  Around 8pm Gracie cat and I sit down with some snacks and a glass of wine and watch films. Sometimes  the films are around a director like Pedro Almodovar or Jane Campion. I’ll follow their careers…

17 April 2020 | Arts

The English Game

Did you see the Downton Abbey Series? I was besotted by the characters, lavish costume and sheer opulence of the drama series. It was written by Julian Fellowes who has now created The English Game that is available on Netflix. (Incidentally Julian Alexander Kitchener Fellowes, also Baron Fellowes of West…

7 April 2020 | Arts

Unorthodox….. worth a look!

Netflix is rolling out some fine drama and Unorthodox is one such example. It’s a 4 part series based on a memoir by Deborah Feldman. It tells the story of a young woman living in an orthodox Hasidic, Jewish community in New York. The restrictions and expectations of community life…

7 April 2020 | Arts

Snippets For Our New World March 2020

There are so many stories and words that speak loudly in these crazy times so let me share some of what I’ve seen and heard this week.  One My amazing cousin took part in the World’s Greatest Shave 2020 to raise money for families impacted by blood cancer. Here’s what…

23 March 2020 | Arts

Stateless…. Dramatic Storytelling at its Finest

Upfront I need to declare that I have a special interest in this series. My son is an executive producer for this TV drama and I am a loud, proud mum. Over the months I’ve seen my son’s passion and hard work in bringing this story to screen. It’s a…

4 March 2020 | Arts

Inspired by Nature: The Architecture of Sou Fujimoto

Have you heard of Sou Fujimoto? I remember his name from a visit to the temporary Serpentine pavilion in London when I visited the gallery there in Hyde Park. Like a spider’s web this beautiful building makes you gasp at the imagination and technical skill displayed. The main image shows…

6 February 2020 | Arts

Sex Education

Do you remember learning about the ” birds and the bees?” or about Storks delivering babies? My mother was a midwife and her anatomy books were the source of much of my early sex education…you can imagine how well that went! I was hearing  rave reviews for a Netflix series…

30 January 2020 | Arts