News and Thanet issues. Ramsgate Margate and Broadstairs are the three main towns on The Isle of Thanet situated in the far southeast of England.
I run the bookshop in Ramsgate see www.michaelsbookshop.com I publish over 100 books about the history of this area click here to look at them.
Next a note
about blog comments, this really boils down to the worse the situation gets,
the more I restrict them. And frankly this time of year I am often doing this
outside with a smart phone which means I can’t see the comment properly, so be
warned that if comment contains the usual non commercial spam phrases it will now
as I had today on a post about a local art exhibition containing phrases like
“police authority” “QC” “High Court” 0% and so on can’t have any possible
relationship with the post has gone this way, what the rest of the content of
the comments were I couldn’t actually see due to the sunlight.
Here is the sketch of Waterstones Bookshop at Westwood Cross,
done this evening while the fayerer gender were shopping.
And a photo to give you some idea of what I was trying to
express in case you 'ave never 'ad a coffee there.
The Beaney gallery in Canterbury http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/
is running a teddy bear exhibition at the moment. I was tempted to take Flyte and
introduce Aloysius, but I thought my children wouldn’t understand if I camped with
Bit of a scientific/photography question here,
what causes the coloured areas on the fluorescent lighting tubes?
Oh sorry drivelling on here and so into deeper artistic Canterbury,
the film in the loo is a tricky one to know how to react to if you are caught
There is a new shop in Canterbury which I am told is truly
wonderful called Tiger.
The book is called “A Chronicle Celebrating the Bi-centenary
of "The Church on the corner of Hardres Street" 1811 – 2011” and is
by David Richards who is the author of two other books I publish “Ramsgate
August 1940” see http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/id130.htm
and “Ramsgate All Change -
This book was first published by the church in 2011 as A4
sheets and a plastic binder, this new edition has been published as one of the
A5 booklets which we sell in my bookshop and on the internet, if you want to
buy it online (post free in the UK) here is the link http://www.michaelsbookshop.com/catalogue/a_chronicle.htm
The church was Ramsgate’s Methodist church and is now called
Hardres Street United Church which is a local ecumenical partnership that includes
the United Reformed Church.
Still on the subject of local books I have just run
out of the new Dreamland book “Dreamland Revived” and won’t get delivery of
more copies until tomorrow morning.
A bit of a diversion on the blogging front today, I
personally have had enough of the airport and the politicicos running rings a
bunch of newly discovered civil disobedients. The last move being a petition to
get compulsory purchase discussed at a council meeting, something I assume
would have happened anyway. I am vaguely wondering if I will need to open a
branch of my bookshop in Gloagsville. Perhaps the discussion will go something like: "We would like to buy an airport" "How much" "Oh"
With the drizzle I have reverted to sketching from photos
and in this case trying to get a very quick likeness of people with pen.
There isn’t really any sure method with this one, you start
copying photos of people and after a while you can tell they are people, this
progresses to being able to identify, gender, age and so on while getting to
being able to identify who the picture is actually of seems miles down the
Anyway here are a few attempts for general amusement.
After a fairly long day's work it's back to the painting board
With Piet Mondrian the colour is important too, the forehead, not only is the blue too thick but actually makes it look smaller