Arts and Letters Report, January 2019

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser “O tempora! O mores!”               Oh the times! Oh the customs! (Latin) History opens up like a landscape for us to see through forgotten windows. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Dijon, France. People, in general, are looking back at different times and different customs! Readers and viewers seek […]

Arts and Letters Report, November 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser ‘Underline’- Every quarter, Underline publishes a collection of extracts, interviews, articles, short stories, reflections and much more, to celebrate brilliant writing in its many forms. Designed to be dog-eared and devoured at your leisure, this is a chance to delve a little further into some fine […]

Arts and Letters Report, October 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   A profoundly moving and momentous decision was made by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, in awarding Nadia MURAD and Denis MUKWEGE the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE for 2018! The prize was for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Potent, […]

Arts and Letters Report, September 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   Come September – smile, smell and see Scents of spring, salads and sea. Scrunchy sand, salt shores, shells and skipping Scribbles of seagulls and stars in the sky. Come September – spring’s change is nigh. JAD   Artist Antoni GAUDI once said: “Nothing is invented, […]

Arts and Letters Report, July 2018

By Jennifer Ann Davies, NCWQ Arts and Letters Adviser   The past, it is said, is a wise song, and its music should always be playing! Geraldine BROOKS, one of Australia’s grand researchers and writers, allows us to ‘hear’ the wise song! ‘PEOPLE OF THE BOOK’ Fourth Estate, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers Australia […]