The Commonwealth Show features music and anecdotes from some of the member countries that I have visited during my time as a travel photographer. Now available at https://soundcloud.com/user151312032/the-commonwealth-show
Here is my unique and personal radio tribute to Red Rum that was broadcast on Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM and streamed online worldwide in April 2023.https://soundcloud.com/user151312032/red-rumHope you enjoy it!
A short trailer for my one hour radio story about him and music from the time which will air on Sunday on Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM.
My radio show recalling the days in 1958 when I was a Call Boy at ATV on the UK’s first TV Rock n Roll show, live from Hackney Empire, ‘Oh Boy’, goes out on Sunday 23 April at 11am on Purbeck Coast 101.2 FM and purbeckcoast.com It is on Soundcloud now; This is the film I […]
This excellent art fair, now in its 32nd year. Is a good showcase to see modern and contemporary art of our time, and buy if you like what you see. The fair’s director is the charming and elegant Sarah Monk who enjoys her role with obvious joy and pride; as well she might for what […]
Poster for the 1964 Mary Poppins film Walt Disney hard a hard job of persuading author P. L. Travers at her Chelsea home to allow him to make Mary Poppins into a film but we can be grateful he did as it has pleased many people worldwide since 1964. Julie Andrews and Charles Stapley talking […]
CoCo Ichibanya in Kawaramachi, Kyoto I have been to the Kawaramachi-Sanjo CoCo Ichibanya curry house branch in Kyoto Japan many times, and on each trip, I pay a visit to that particular branch for a lovely Chicken Katsu Curry. The food is always great in this branch, there are others in Kyoto but this is […]
It’s the annual Swanage Carnival so I’m delighted that my latest book Geisha Dreams is in the independent Swanage Bookshop as it is the only bookshop in the country where I want it to be sold. I believe in having an exclusive deal with someone like Jill Blanchard who runs it, as she has done […]
‘Small Island’ and the National Theatre on the South Bank As a member of the Society of Television & Design (STLD) through my career as Lighting Director for Central Television, myself and other members were invited to the National Theatre (NT) to see a camera rehearsal of ‘Small Island’ for NT Live, the play based […]
Photo London 2019 at Somerset House Each year for the last five, Photo London has just got better. Also bigger as it seems to have taken over the whole of London’s majestic Somerset House in The Strand. Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad opening Photo London 2019 rganisers Michael Benson and Fariba Farshad have been surprised […]