Painting and Politics – Churchill

This is very good – Andrew Marr – who has mixed with high-level politicians frequently in his career as BBC political commentator – tackles the subject of what painting meant to Winston Churchill throughout that world leader’s life. Still from the BBC programme Here’s a clip from the programme – where Andrew engages with the …

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Funky Design – buttons

Like colourful buttons?  You might like this display in which colourful buttons are placed carefully into a lightbulb, then resin put in, for permanent display. (The light bulbs do not function as lights but as a display element.) Step by step photos and design story over at: http://confessionsofadesigngeek.com/heres-one-i-made-earlier-bright-as-a-button/  

Radical Welcome (11 mins)- Dan Wilt

Dan Wilt (a great communicator) talks of radical welcome - telling the life story of his wife's Armenian grandmother, Siranouche and her experience and practice of extreme hospitality, which was how she survived the genocide of her people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqTlmhwqAmI From this and the book of Ruth in the bible, he unpacks what radical welcome is: to …

Votes are in …50 Greatest Films of all time…

... arguably.  And indeed the very mention of this listing will spur hot debate. In 2012 BFI canvassed the opinions of  846 critics, reviewers and distributors for their votes.  After decades, Citizen Kane has been ousted from the number one spot.  So what else is in there?  Let the debate roll.... How many have you seen?  Still time …

Window Paintings – Colin Davidson

Colin Davidson paints giant canvases of windows - where it's difficult to make out whether each part is inside or outside the building - reflections abound - but always the same bold palette of colours. This is just one of an entire series of pictures: glowing, soft and yet hard at the same time. http://www.colindavidson.com/index.php?do=windows/3pm-(The-Strand,-London)