Bryan Hemming

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Christmas ain’t over till the bag lady sings

The festive season in Spain just keeps on giving. Even when you fall to your knees begging it to stop. Here in sleepy old Conil de la Frontera, January 5th … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 10 Comments

A few days in … Sevilla

“Where there’s a church there’s going to be a pub,” my father used to say, driving us home from Sunday afternoon outings in the countryside. He would scan the horizon … Continue reading

June 7, 2015 · 11 Comments

Varieties of Darkness: The World of The English Patient – Review

Over six feet tall in a panama hat, sporting a white beard, and with a slightly crumpled demeanour, Don Meredith looks every inch the American writer from a bygone age. … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · 6 Comments

$44.4 million buys the most expensive woman artist in the world: Georgia O’Keeffe

Catalogued almost as though it were a botanical specimen, Jimson Weed⁄ White Flower No. 1 by Wisconsin born artist, Georgia O’Keeffe, sold for the staggering price of $44.4 million at Sotheby’s New York … Continue reading

November 28, 2014 · 5 Comments

Short Story – The Hunters – A Thanksgiving story

An appropriately seasonal offering in my unofficial celebration of National Short Story Week, today’s featured short story comes from Crysta at Fireflydance.net. In The Hunters – A Thanksgiving story Crysta assumes … Continue reading

November 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Après un Rêve

The third featured short story in my own unofficial celebration of Britain’s National Short Story Week comes from CollTales in New York. – Well, ladies, would you care to join … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Frozen in Time

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
There’s a lot of life in that old freezer. It’s a chest freezer actually, from the 1960s I think. Dirty white with spots of ancient rust…

November 18, 2014 · 2 Comments

George Bush insults art and artists

Having lived with portrait painter Angelica Westerhoff for ten years, I find it little short of disgusting the attention George Bush receives from the world’s press for what can only … Continue reading

April 5, 2014 · 16 Comments

Mick Pini plays Hey Joe! like it was meant to be played

Early last year I wrote a piece titled Old Bones Put Leicester on the World Map (for the whole article click onto the title) where I mentioned as many bands and … Continue reading

February 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

The Dura

Towards the end of the last century, I made the ghastly mistake of offering to join journalist, and good friend, Thomas Rees on his new magazine in London’s Notting Hill. … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 7 Comments

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