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A Wider Horizon – now available

A Wider Horizon is available from today. To download a digital copy, please click on the link below: Download A Wider Horizon (PDF 5MB) For a copy of the printed book, please contact: Creative Arts East, 19 Griffin Court, Market Street, Wymondham NR18 0GU Tel:            01953 713390        Email:       enquiries@creativeartseast.co.uk

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A Wider Horizon: First words

The regular marvels of rural touring Rural touring schemes are a quiet triumph of the British arts world. For 35 years, these small, independent organisations have brought theatre, music and other performing arts to villages across the country and found enthusiastic local audiences. They have offered life enhancing experiences to people who, because they live…

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A dialogue of stories

Designing the regular marvel books is always enjoyable. Visual judgements involve a different part of the mind to writing, and when something works you can see it at once (literally).   There’s a way to go, but as far as integration of words and images A Wider Horizon might be the happiest yet. Each book has…

Little Free library Methwold Rosie Redzia

Books can take care of themselves

I once bought a six-volume set of Clarendon’s History of the Rebellion. It had been printed in 1717, less than fifty years after the author’s death, and when the English Civil War was as close as the Second World War is today. The leather binding had been repaired with electrical tape, so I paid just…

Opera Dudes

The difference between enjoying and participating

  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted and adopted very fast, between 1946 and 1948, by nations reacting to the horrors of the Second World War. It is somewhat neglected nowadays, both in spirit and in fact, but it remains a benchmark of what human beings aspire to be and, since it was…

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A perfect delight

A delight in useless beauty is part of what makes us human. Walking down a street in Mannheim yesterday, I noticed this inscription above the entrance to a swimming pool. Could any script better evoke the ripple of water or the fluid motion of the crawl? It makes you want to go inside just to…