"Today is National Potato Day, so an excuse for a few chips today anyway.
On the 21 August in 1911 the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris.
Question: If you could have any original artwork by any artist hanging in your home, what would you choose and why? Come on the forum and tell us all.
American Idiot the musical with music from the fab Green Day
Watching Rosie a short play starring Miriam Margolyes, A short play about Alice and her granddaughter Rosie separated during lockdown, you need to sign up but it’s a free production
The Ghost quarters, a bit bizarre but some good music included
ART AND NATURE
A virtual tour of artists such as Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, John Constable, Simon Denis, Jules Coignet, and André Giroux—highly skilled at quickly capturing effects of light and atmosphere, artists produced 100 oil sketches created outdoors across Europe, includes several recently discovered works and explores the variety of inventive ways in which enraptured artists recorded their moments in nature.
A reminder about Slavery Remembrance Day, this weekend, link to how you access this event is now included
Hidden London a series of unusual vlogs about London tube stations the link will take you to episode one
A Short lecture on hand painted 18th century Chinese silk from the arts society
An article on Silk worm farming from the Medievalist
Bad history of the Norman Conquest, a lecture by Marc Morris with a different view of The history of the Norman Conquests.
MUSIC and BOOKS
The Ukelele orchestra of Great Britain and this ultra fab rendition of Hawkwinds Silver Machine, recorded remotely. Dave Brock from Hawkwind wrote a comment about how impressed he was by the version, praise indeed.
A collection of books for the incurable curious from the Heritage open days
The chemistry of crime fiction on podcast from the Guardian newspaper
See you next week