THE LEGACY OF SILLY SONGS

Think the oral tradition is lost? Wrong. We’re more drenched in it than ever.

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Guest — Frances Corkey Thompson
All this poetry at your fingertips as a child, as you say, Nell. Rehearsed with delight as a parent. Re-learned with new understan... Read More
Sunday, 23 August 2015 11:16
Guest — Brigid Sivill
I once turned up at a school, I think in rural Pakistan, where hundreds of children were milling in the playground but no teachers... Read More
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 08:11
Guest — Tristan Moss
Dear Nell, I love this post and have always loved the rhyme - it was the first one my kids (now 3 and 4) learnt by heart and the... Read More
Thursday, 03 September 2015 09:16
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‘A BEAUTIFUL OIL PAINTING THE FIRST TIME YOU TRY’

Do you remember the smell? The redolence of the little tubes of ‘oil paint’?

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Guest — Davina
Not only do I remember the smell of the paint but I have been to an exhibition of paintings made from numbered kits - in the Nat... Read More
Sunday, 24 February 2013 12:16
Guest — Remo
Oil Painting is fascinating. I still remember my first oil paint which was not perfect, although had managed to reach the walls of... Read More
Saturday, 21 December 2013 07:09
Guest — Antony Mair
How refreshing to hear a sensible approach to villanelles - and how refreshing to reread some of Pope's best lines! I got into tr... Read More
Sunday, 24 February 2013 13:06
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