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‘The postwar public art that became a symbol of the British modernist dream’

A wonderful feature on Simon Phipps’ Concrete Poetry in Wallpaper.

‘Phipps has compiled yet another weighty tome deeper than aesthetics and broader than brutalism. One thing Concrete Poetry resoundingly reaffirms is that brutalist sculpture continues to be as divisive as it is entrenched in the familiar landscape of postwar Britain.’

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A railway adventure at Southwark Cathedral

A wonderful evening last night at Southwark Cathedral for Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall’s talk about The Railway Adventures. An amazing audience of nearly 250 people heard about the authors’ travels around Britain and played Play Your Railway Cards Right, while in quiet moments the dull thunder of trains from London Bridge made themselves heard.