ALEX FOTHERINGHAM 22 May 1940 - 14 June 2012
There will be a Memorial Celebration on 2nd October at the Lit & Phil in Newcastle - 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne- close to Newcastle Central Station, (1:30 for 2:00 - coffee and tea served) from 2:00 to 3:00 followed by buffet food in a nearby pub - The Bridge Hotel -until 5 - 5:30. Further information or directions available from Anthony Smithson (firstname.lastname@example.org) / 0191 296 0664
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Friday, 21 September 2012
The artist-printmaker John Jones will be giving a talk in Lympstone Village Hall, Devon on the Vignettes or tail-pieces of Thomas Bewick.
The 18th century wood engraver is famous for his pictures of country life. His greatest achievement, The History of British Birds, also contains little vignettes, with humorous views of everyday incidents – a man fishing from the back of his horse, somebody drinking water from the brim of his hat, ducks waddling past a chap smoking a pipe as he leans over a gate. The tiny engravings tell us what it was like to live in England in the 1780s and 90s, and John Jones will show and discuss most of these wonderful pictures in the Village Hall on Friday 21st September at 7.30pm. The talk is presented by Lympstone Art Group.
Contact: Anne Crisp 01395 273211
Details here http://www.lympstone.org/lympstone-art-group/thomas-bewick-talk/
Monday, 17 September 2012
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Bookseller Anthony Smithson offers useful tips ahead of this year's York National Book Fair.
Date and time: Thursday 6 September 2012 at 7.30pm onwards. Refreshments provided.
Venue: The Keel Row Bookshop, 11 Fenwick Terrace, Preston Road, North Shields.
Sunday, 2 September 2012
You can find the Chronicle's potted biography of Bewick here.
Here are some of those top one hundred names:
73 - Jonathan Edwards
72 - Terry Deary
71 - Charles Avison
70 - Gertrude Bell
69 - Thomas Bewick
68 - Charlie Spedding
67 - Cheryl Cole
66 - Bob Stokoe
65 - Hari Shukla
64 - Rowan Atkinson
63 - William Shield
62 - T Dan Smith