New artwork prepares for Gloucester unveiling

New artwork prepares for Gloucester unveiling

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Bishop of Gloucester have all called it ‘wonderful’. The most used word on first sight is ‘Wow!’ and the leader of one of the largest churches in the country (Holy Trinity, Cheltenham, Glos.) the Rev Canon Mark Bailey has said: “I have rarely seen a painting that […]

Celebrating in the Garden Tomb

Celebrating in the Garden Tomb

By Richard Meryon At Christmas each year, don’t the readings all seem very familiar? How about the Easter ones? When we read stories in books or newspapers, whether they are fact or fiction, we tend to form an image in our minds; sometimes it is imaginary, other times a place we have seen. Here at […]

A graphic introduction to Shakespeare

A graphic introduction to Shakespeare

Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide Nick Groom and Piero Icon Books, pb, £6.99 This fun little book is an excellent introduction to the life and work of one of England’s greatest treasures. First published in 2001, it has just been reprinted for a new generation of scholars. The book is lavishly illustrated and starts, as […]

Exhibition celebrates Easter

Exhibition celebrates Easter

A new exhibition has been launched at a church in Hull with the aim of highlighting the Easter message in a dramatic way. The ‘Two Sides to Every Story’ exhibition is being split in two. The first part, which opened yesterday, features artworks on the theme of pain, sadness and death. However, the second part, […]

Protecting our rural eccentrics

Protecting our rural eccentrics

Bird watchers report that the bitterns are back, if not booming. The once rare red kites are soaring across the Welsh hills even more abundantly than caravans heading for the Gower. The European beaver, absent for many years, has been reintroduced to West Scotland, and the red squirrel, for years only found north of the […]

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