”I pity American men. They have no time to think about clothes."

Hardy Amies
”Tell all the Truth but tell it slant --"

Emily Dickinson
”A woman without perfume is a woman without a future."

Coco Chanel
”I'm quite a diehard Londoner -- I find it hard to imagine living anywhere else."

Emily Berry
"Movies will make you famous; television will make you rich; but theatre will make you good."

Terence Mann
"Life without labour is crime, and labour without art is brutality."

John Wesley Hardrick
”Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time."

Georgia O'Keeffe
”Painting is just another way of keeping a diary."

Picasso
"Great art must be discernible to everyone."

George Grosz
”The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention."

Julia Cameron
”The highest form of courage is to reveal oneself fully, to express one's inner condition to the world with eloquence."

Glenn O'Brien
”Dress is a foolish thing; and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed."

Lord Chesterfield
”I'm an obsessive researcher and had unearthed huge amounts of factual material, but gossip is a great resource."

Fleur Adcock
"We must relearn how to see....The eye is assaulted, coerced, desensitised. The only road to freedom is self-education in art.

Camille Paglia
”London is on the whole the most possible form of life."

Henry James
”'Giving style' to one's character -- a great and rare art! It is exercised by those who see all the strengths and weaknesses of their own natures and then comprehend them in an artistic plan . . . even weakness delights the eye."

Nietzsche
”The way to research is to attack the facts at the greatest point of astonishment."

Celia Green
”If you make the 'bother' a lovely part of the process, the bother becomes a positively enhancing part of it. You just can't replicate that human contact online."

Patrick Grant
”Style is what happens when a person bends fashion to his personality."

G. Bruce Boyer
”One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art."

Oscar Wilde
”All Englishmen like dresses. It's something in their genes. Everyone knows it, they just don't talk about it."

David Bowie
”The better dressed the Prince of Wales, the less suited he is to the throne."

James Sherwood
”My driving ambition is to let everyone else in on all the cool stuff that's going on. The tragedy of academia is how much fascinating stuff never gets outside the walks of academia, and I find that really heartbreaking."

Malcolm Gladwell
”There is na workeman / That can bothe worken wel and hastilie. / This must be done at leisure parfaitlie."

Chaucer
”Language is the main instrument of man's refusal to accept the world as it is. . . . Ours is the ability, the need, to gainsay or 'unsay' the world, to image or speak it otherwise."

George Steiner
"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."

George Orwell
"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."

William Faulkner

The Newton Circle Project

(#NewtonCircleProject)

Sir Isaac Newton and the Newton Circle Project

The Newton Circle Project is designed to help some of Westminster’s young people become excited about the history on their doorstep through the discovery and dramatic reimagining of Isaac Newton’s social life in early eighteenth-century London, when he mixed with the likes of Wren, Halley, Addison and his witty niece Catherine Barton.  Newton was never known for his social skills, so the great man’s awkwardness and authoritativeness will be part of the fun of this six-month intergenerational project.

The first half will involve a core group of individuals from local youth groups and adult history groups who will read, discuss and write about the project on a weekly basis at Westminster City Archives and Westminster Reference Library.  Beginning with introductory talks and a London walk or two, Dr. Cindy Lawford of Jermyn Street Theatre will guide everyone through the process of research and be available with online assistance throughout.  The second half will include the core group and up to ten more young people interested in dramatically realising Newton’s circle.  With the guidance of actors and directors, the young people and adults will create and act in a short drama that will be performed at Jermyn Street Theatre.       

If you are the least bit interested or just want to impress me with your knowledge, please contact cindy@cindylawford.co.uk.

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