Monthly Archives: February 2016

OPEN LETTER TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Dear Greg Clark We the undersigned are writing to you with an emergency appeal for cultural protection of a Grade 1 Listed Park and Garden. Bunhill Fields on City Road, London EC1Y, is one of only ten parks in London … Continue reading

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POEM IN LIGHTS TO BE SCATTERED IN THE SQUARE MILE

Poetry: Robert Montgomery   (Robert Montgomery is the second poet/artist – after Tom Raworth – to make a metaphysical contribution to the petition). Please sign and share: http://www.timeout.com/london/blog/sign-the-petition-to-stop-the-tower-block-development-by-bunhill-fields-021916?

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THE MODERNISTS: WERE THEY ANTI-SEMITES?

A unique literary walk in Kensington is set to debate the vexed question of whether or not the giants of literary modernism in England were anti-semitic. Since their heyday in the 10’s, 20’s and 30’s, and especially following WWII, various accusations have … Continue reading

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120,000 DISSENTERS

dis·sent·er  dəˈsen(t)ər/ noun plural noun: dissenters a person who dissents. synonyms: dissident, objector, protester, disputant; More BRITISH historical a member of a nonestablished church; a Nonconformist. noun: Dissenter; plural noun: Dissenters synonyms: dissident, objector, protester, disputant; More   There are 120,000 … Continue reading

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URIZEN HEIGHTS

The fields from Islington to Marybone, To Primrose Hill and Saint John’s Wood, Were builded over with pillars of gold, And there Jerusalem’s pillars stood.   The Mayor of London Boris Johnson receives Urizen’s blessing for his decision to approve … Continue reading

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OPEN LETTER TO BORIS JOHNSON

Dear Mayor, I have started an AVAAZ petition to ask you to rethink your approval of the development at Bunhill Fields. It has been rushed through too fast. It is going to be one of your more unpopular decisions and … Continue reading

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POETRY LIBRARY SPECIAL EDITION 3/2/2016

A David Gascoyne Celebration was one night in a series run by the Poetry Library called Special Edition. As I was organising this one – with help from Library staff Pascal O’Loughlin and Jessica Atkinson – it definitely began to … Continue reading

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