Advent Reflections 2020 : Day 19

Quentin Blake, famous for his illustrations in Roald Dahl books, is one of my absolute favourite artists. His version of ‘A Christmas Carol‘ is brilliant. In 1988, Roald Dahl composed a festive poem for Great Ormond Street Hospital, illustrated by Quentin Blake. It’s a Christmas cracker. As the festive season is upon us, here’s aContinue reading “Advent Reflections 2020 : Day 19”

Advent Reflections 2020 : Day 13

Over the last few years there has been a rise in the number of versions of the nativity that take a look at the story from a different perspective. Many of these are from the point of view of one of the animals. I’ve always been interested in how and why we anthropomorphise animals. Disney’sContinue reading “Advent Reflections 2020 : Day 13”

Advent Reflections 2020 : Day 4

I’ve always been a huge fan of Doctor Who. I think Tom Baker was ‘my doctor’ growing up but I used to watch Jon Pertwee episodes on video. In my later teens I went to comic cons in London and queued to get autographs from Elizabeth Slater and other stars. Colin Baker used to liveContinue reading “Advent Reflections 2020 : Day 4”