We’ll never go home

We’ll never go home

Shoulder to shoulder we stood,

Under the rain, friends from home.

As one we thought of home,

As one we fought for home,

Not one, not anyone, thought it wrong,

Everyone fought; was it wrong?

At once we knew,

Our home, we knew,

Would never be seen again.

Quick, now, brace!

Attention: Stare ahead, not left or right,

we shall not see this day’s night.

To say our love will end,

In a letter…

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Roger Ackling

Roger Ackling

Sad to hear the news, Roger Ackling has died.

In 2012, I was extremely fortunate to meet Roger and Sylvia Ackling as they had awarded me the Vernon Crowther Prize, which is named in the memory of Sylvia’s late father. It was a moment that is burned into my memory just as the moment five years earlier when Brenda Unwin, who was my tutor at City College, told me my work was very good…

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Walking along with Henry Moore….

Ever since I saw a photograph, taken in 1931, of Henry Moore, Irina Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, and Mary Jenkins holidaying together at Happisburgh, I’ve felt the need to go there.

Walking along with Henry Moore….

Ever since I saw a photograph, taken in 1931, of Henry Moore, Irina Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Ivon Hitchens, and Mary Jenkins holidaying together at Happisburgh, I’ve felt the need to go there.

Moore In Focus: A Friendship in Letters

Moore In Focus: A Friendship in Letters

Moore In Focus: A Friendship in Letters

During the early 1930s a group of people including the artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, John Skeaping, Ivon Hitchens, and Ben Nicholson holidayed together at the Norfolk beach of Happisburgh. This beach is well known for the effects of coastal erosion, and also for being the site of discovery of the 700,000 year old Happisburgh Hand-axe, and the…

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