Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Hunting of the Shark

  The Hunting of the Shark In August 1986 a 25-foot fibreglass shark was ceremoniously lowered through the roof of a terraced house in Oxford, and triggered a quixotic battle of wills that dragged on for six exhausting years. Commissioned by the writer Bill Heine and made by sculptor John Buckley, the Headington Shark tested [...]

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Writer’s block

The Silver Jubilee Crystal Crown was sculpted by Arthur Fleischmann, who pioneered carving in Perspex. It is the largest solid block of Acrylic in the world. It was originally made in 1968 for Stanley Kubrick’s film “2001 – A Space Odyssey”

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One amazing day

Spend an exhilarating day with members of 26 developing your writing skills, listening to great writers talking about writing, and enjoy language games designed to expand your horizons

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Fighting for life

Just back from Copenhagen with this interview of Leena Alam by the Danish journalist Lise Thorsen. Leena is an Afghan phenomenon; actor, director and human rights campaigner in a country where the Taliban terrorise anyone involved in dance, music, theatre and film. Lise was visiting Afghanistan on behalf of the Danish Centre for Culture and [...]

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