Just a day before it closed, I was lucky enough to see the recent Tate St Ives show which used Virginia Woolf’s life, writing and ideas as a starting point for an exhibition of art, craft and activism by women over the last century or so. I’ll add some pictures below but for now … More Tate St Ives Virginia Woolf exhibition
It’s those steps. How many times have I seen fading photos of those steps? With Henry James sitting on them or Julia Stephen or the young Virginia Woolf or Vanessa Bell? And to stand in front of them, on them, in the rooms into which they lead is just incredible. It’s amazing to have been … More A visit to Talland House
It was an extraordinary experience seeing this up close. You can read what I made of it here in Wales Arts Review or here on this site.
I snapped this recently at the Virginia Woolf exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. I stood, stared, went away and came back again, several times. Wonderful. More thoughts here.
If you’re remotely interested in Virginia Woolf, the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition is both utterly fascinating because of the historical artefacts and images on display and worth experiencing for the quality of the art. I saw it in the summer but it’s on till the end of October so I’m hoping to make a return visit. I’m … More Virginia Woolf exhibition, National Portrait Gallery
I’ve just finished re-reading ‘Orlando’ by Virginia Woolf. It always lifts my spirits to read it because it’s so funny and fun, joyful and playful (not words I often associate with Woolf, much as I love her.) I was prompted to read it again thanks to a lovely new Folio edition as you can see … More Virginia Woolf ‘Orlando’
I love this image. Julia and Leslie Stephen appear engrossed in their books, silent and concentrating. You can almost hear the clock ticking. In the background, the young Virginia Stephen is either lost in thought or fascinated by the camera and photographer. It’s like seeing a passage of ‘To The Lighthouse’ come to life … More Virginia Woolf at home with her parents