Monthly Archives: November 2011

Svetlana Alliluyeva has died

Svetlana Alliluyeva has died. She died in Wisconsin on the 22nd of November just over a week ago. The news has taken quite a long time to filter through. I have written about Svetlana before on this blog. She shared … Continue reading

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Ken Russell has died

Ken Russell has died. He was deep into his 80s so I suppose it was true that he had a good & long life. He broke new ground. People, well some people – perhaps most people, I can’t remember were … Continue reading

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Freedom from Torture

The Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture is now known as Freedom from Torture. The charity helps all victims of Torture. Torture is still endemic  in much of the World. After several thousand years of so-called civilisation … Continue reading

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Montserrat Figueras has died

Montserrat Figueras has died. I can’t let this terrible event go by without commenting upon it. I didn’t know her personally. I didn’t ever meet her. There is no particular reason why I should have. She was musician. I am … Continue reading

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Democracy or not?

Iran’s human rights record has somewhat gone under the radar. There is much attention & much concern about Iran’s existent or non existent nuclear weapons programme. Apparently sanctions are being imposed upon Iran because Europe & North America is afraid … Continue reading

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The Wigmore Hall

I am going to the Wigmore Hall tonight, Wednesday. To me, the Wigmore Hall is London. It represents everything that I love.  London is or at was possibly still a centre of what is called classical music, an umbrella term … Continue reading

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madness & creativity

Van Gogh apparently was mad. Or so they say. The relationship between madness & creativity is an interesting one & one that has been thought about & discussed for hundreds of years. Many creative geniuses were thought to be manic … Continue reading

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