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A Work of Art – Marilyn Bailey

A Work of Art – Marilyn Bailey

Last month I wrote about seeing beauty in unexpected places. This month I would like to share a painting that I recently bought. Firstly let me say it is a rare occurrence that I buy paintings. After all I have more than a houseful of my own, so I shall explain how and why . . . Walking down Guildford High Street ...

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Still Life – Marilyn Bailey

Still Life – Marilyn Bailey

Recently an old friend and lifelong art dealer visited my studio, René Gimpel of Gimpel Fils. It was a sociable visit as I know that his dealing activities are firmly located in abstraction, particularly of the English 1950’s artists and onwards into contemporary, conceptual and ‘cutting edge’ works. So I feel both ...

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Ewhurst Players

Ewhurst Players

Audiences received an excellent evening’s entertainment with the Ewhurst Players’ production of “Quartet” by Ronald Harwood in the penultimate week of May.   Elderly opera singers pottering out their days in a retirement home might not seem to offer the most promising plot for a play but that was rapidly ...

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Harvest Cranleigh

Harvest Cranleigh

We have been thanking entities and industrious farmers for bountiful harvests since pagan times. Harvest is the time to celebrate reaping what we have sown earlier in the year, be that crops or something else entirely. It’s time to reflect on what you will be gathering this season. What have you sown during your ...

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Free to Choose

Free to Choose

To continue this month’s theme, Free to choose, a three course menu of your own choosing. We live in a part of the world where we can go to the supermarket or local shop and buy what we want to eat or even have a take away meal. In some parts of the world they don’t have this luxury. Why not prepare this meal and ...

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Artist of Cranleigh

Artist of Cranleigh

William Heath Robinson (31 May 1872 – 13 September 1944)   Heath Robinson’s main employment was in providing a unique brand of humour to magazines and advertising- supplemented by various commissions for fantasy illustrations. He drew inspiration from people he met and the places where he lived. In ...

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A Tale of Two Ships – by David Edwards

A Tale of Two Ships – by David Edwards

Many Cranleigh youngsters will remember school trips to the TS Gerald Daniel, affectionately known as the “GD”. The ship is a converted Minesweeper that lost its use some five years ago, before being replaced by the TS Resolute. A Tale of Two Ships is the story of both these ships. The book has been completed in time ...

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Art of Cranleigh April 2016

Art of Cranleigh April 2016

Art Of..... Well, anything can be an art form, if time is taken to appreciate it. Speaking, for instance. When we speak, our accents colour our words with our unique per- spectives, brought from all over the world. Each language has a unique history and culture you might not contemplate when they’re being used ...

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Just Say The Word

Just Say The Word

In the English language, the use of the word ‘love’ ap plies to a range of feelings and experiences. From the love of a partner, to the love of your children, of friends, of your country, of God, and even the love of a nice roast dinner! In a world where the art of coffee has such a sophisticated vocabulary… surely ...

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