This week, biographer Peter Parker discusses with Ivan his six choices of things which he thinks should be better known.
1. Something for Everyone (1970), Harold Prince film starring Angela Lansbury and Michael York
2. G.F. Green (1911-77), writer
3. Calcutta/Kolkata as a tourist destination
4. Humphrey Spender, painter, photographer and designer
5. The Church of St Nicholas, Little Braxted, Essex
6. Inexpensive Progress blog:
This week, Will Ward discusses his six choices of things which should be better known.
1. Roald Dahl’s adult short stories –
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/roald-dahls-twisted-overlooked-stories-for-adults They should be at least as well-known as his stories for children.
2. Tout Quarry Sculpture Park –
http://learningstone.org/tout-quarry-sculpture-park/ An old Portland stone quarry turned into sculpture park
3. The Kinder Mass trespass –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_trespass_of_Kinder_Scout A mass civil disobedience event that appears (so far) to have achieved its purpose and avoided the trap of unintended consequences.
4. Terry Pratchett’s Night Watch –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Watch_(Discworld) Part of Discworld, a story of revolution and time-travel, with a healthy amount of cynicism and wit
5. The exploration of graveyards and burial grounds –
http://www.londongardenstrust.org/features/cemetery.htm A chance to reflect on your mortality
6. Dougga –
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dougga Roman, Numidian Berber, Punic town that is an exceptional UNESCO world heritage site in Tunisia