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October 14, 2016

Less than a week after Cheltenham, I attended the Manchester Literary Festival where Iain Sinclair and I were in conversation, chaired by Doug Field, on the subject of the origins of the London sixties counter-culture, with a particular focus on … Continue reading

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October 5, 2016

After not returning to Cheltenham for 50 years, where I was born and went to art college, I did an event there at the Literary Festival last year. It went well and they kindly invited me back again. This year … Continue reading

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Wednesday 14 September, 2016

  I went round the Nimai Chjatterji Collection show at Tate Britain with Andrew Wilson who worked on the show with Adrian Glew. Adrian was responsible for acquiring the collection from Nimai, which has been a long time in cataloguing … Continue reading

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Monday 5 September

Rosemary and I went to the “So You want a Revolution?” dinner at the V&A, to celebrate the opening the show in a couple of days time. We arrived early, but fortunately so did Jon Savage and Charles Saumarez-Smith who … Continue reading

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2 August 2016

I have never felt that Britain was my country. When I was a child, growing up in the Cotswold countryside, everything was owned or run by Earl Bathurst, Colonel Bowley, whose family built the Bowley almshouses in Watermoor, where my … Continue reading

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Sunday 26 June 2016

Well, now the lunatics are fully in control of the asylum and there’s nothing much we can do about it except wait to see which gormless public school boy takes over next. The only positive thing about Sunday was the … Continue reading

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9 June 2016

I’ve always been a bit of a hoarder: I’ve always kept manuscripts, letters, photographs as well as tear-sheets from magazines, proofs and so-on. I was never as bad as my friend Felix Dennis, who was a complete pack rat and … Continue reading

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30 May, 2016

This winter has been one of reading, hunkering down and not venturing out into the London pollution too much. I am a fast reader, and read about a book a day. I’m not going to write a book column here … Continue reading

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Thurston Moore / Notting Hill

It’s been a busy time. I filmed a programme on Punk for the BBC on February 18. It was held at the Rum Kitchen on All Saints Road in Notting Hill. Now going to Notting Hill is strange enough for … Continue reading

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2nd February, 2016 To the private view of America In Revolt, an exhibition of 150 American protest posters from Berkeley, made in 1970 to protest the American invasion of Cambodia and the murder of unarmed students at protest demonstrations held … Continue reading

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