Geoffrey Fletcher was born in Lancashire in 1923 and arrived in London in 1945 to study at the Slade School of Art. He loved to roam the city day and night and became adept at quickly and accurately capturing everyday street life in his sketchbook before adding final touches in a local nearby cafe. In 1958 he was offered a job with the Daily Telegraph on a column called ‘London Day by...
Great Graffiti in Spitalfields
Three great pictures of Spitalfields street art taken last week in March 2012:
Interesting April Folklore
No-one knows how April came by its name, but it may have come from the Latin word ‘aperire’, to open. April is, after all, the month when buds open and Spring begins, but only in the Northern hemisphere of course. Anglo Saxons called April ‘Eastremonath’ which is where the word ‘Easter’ comes from. Eastre or Ostara was the Saxon goddess of the Dawn and...