Port Harcourt in Nigeria. Many congratulations to them. It’s the first time the title has gone to sub-Saharan Africa and it’s a splendid achievement. Eleven cities put in bids for the 2014 title, compared with three for the 2004 title ten years ago. Whichever way you look at it, books and reading, and UNESCO’s promotion … Continue reading
Alice’s Day 2011 was a great success across all of Oxford. White rabbits, tea parties, fancy dress, crafts and so many children! Here’s a selection of photos from the day: What were your experiences of the day?
Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to Alice: I don’t much care where. The Cat: Then it doesn’t much matter which way you go. Alice: …so long as I get somewhere. The Cat: Oh, … Continue reading
I had the immense pleasure of attending a film screening last night of ‘Alice‘ by Jan Švankmajer in the sparse basement of Modern Art Oxford. To be honest, I had never heard of this director/artist before, but I’ve been waiting all night to be able to wake up and share him with you. Švankmajer is … Continue reading