“Silence is the new luxury” – an exploration of ways in which we can find peace and quiet amidst the busyness of life

a snowy, foggy urban scene across rooftops and trees

"Find those moments where you can quieten your mind and find moments of joy that are just for you. Then you will find silence." ~ Erling Kagge Many years ago, as a member of the BBC Symphony Chorus, I was lucky enough to take part in a festival of music celebrating the work of pioneering…

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Music and movement

When I was in what we called the 'infants school' (aged around 6 I think), we used to have a class called 'music and movement'.  Looking back, this may have been a way of using up time on wet days when we could not go outside.  But nevertheless, it was an early introduction to the concept…

What’s new?

There is nothing new in art except talent." Anton Chekhov Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/antonchekh377825.html#5ZIcFfoBlip50pTr.99 This is a great after-dinner subject, isn't it.  Is there anything in art genuinely new to be produced?  Or is everything simply derived in some way from one thing or another which has gone before? The writer William Faulkner discussed this…