Visiting Stratford to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of new play ‘The Christmas Truce’, I was delighted to find it intelligent and poignant, and yet highly accessible.
The gallery’s latest exhibition coincides with the centenary of the start of WWI and examines the effect the war had on the young artist. Stanley was one of five Spencer brothers, all of whom fought in the Great War; his older brother Sydney died at Epehy in September 1918, and is the only holder of the Military Cross remembered on the Cookham village war memorial.
I was honoured to be asked, as a recent Queen’s Scout Award recipient, to read at a service held to commemorate the start of the First World War. It was a real privilege but, more than that, it was enormously humbling. I’m very grateful for having been asked to participate.
A great organisation that my Mum’s known about for a long time is ‘Kids’ Week’. Every summer, the event (which is now, ironically, a fortnight long) offers free tickets to children to see some...