Category Archives: Events

Roundup: Riots and Pestilence

–Conservative essayist and editor Roger Kimball writing in the journal The Epoch Times (describing itself as “non-partisan” but otherwise characterized elsewhere) addresses the controversial subject of political protests and street riots in the USA. The article is entitled “Those Burning … Continue reading

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Brideshead @ 75: Castle Howard, The Spectator, BBC

Today is the 75th anniversary of the first book publication of Brideshead Revisited. Chapman & Hall and the Book Society jointly issued the book in London on 28 May 1945. The occasion has been marked in several recent events: –Castle … Continue reading

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Online Waugh Events: NYPL and Others

–The New York Public Library has announced an online event next week. This will be part of their series Avant-Garde Reading Room. Here are the details from their website: Please join us online for our short story discussion on Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Brideshead Webinar (More)

The following additional information has been received from Castle Howard about the 28 May 2020 webinar: The webinar will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the first publication of Brideshead, by exploring Castle Howard’s relationship with Waugh’s classic novel. Our Curator … Continue reading

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Brideshead Webinar Scheduled for 28 May

Castle Howard has announced a webinar to be conducted via Twitter on Thursday, 28 May. Here’s the text of the announcement: The 28th May will mark the 75th Anniversary of the first publication of Brideshead Revisited.¬†Our Curator will run a … Continue reading

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Stephen Tennant: Underachieving Novelist

The publicity surrounding the shuttered Cecil Beaton exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (see earlier posts) has apparently stirred up interest in Beaton’s friend and sometime collaborator Stephen Tennant. The Paris Review has posted an article reviewing Tennant’s career, with … Continue reading

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Life in the Time of Wuhan Coronavirus

There are several articles containing recommended reading for the period of confinement during the present epidemic. But perhaps the most thoughtful is that in (odd as it may seem) the Daily Mail. This is by Roger Alton and relates to … Continue reading

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Cecil Beaton Exhibit @ NPG (More)

–The curator of the National Potrait Gallery’s Cecil Beaton exhibit (Robin Muir) has posted several photos (some with his comments) of the exhibit. There is one on Instagram showing Henry Lamb’s portraits of Evelyn Waugh and Cecil Beaton hanging next … Continue reading

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Beaton Exhibit Opens at NPG

The much-mentioned exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s photgraphic record of the Bright Young People of the 1920s opens today at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Waugh’s biographer Selina Hastings has written a review for the current issue of Tatler. It … Continue reading

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Bright Young People Re-illuminated

There are several stories in the press about the “Bright Young People” inspired by next Thursday’s opening of the Cecil Beaton exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery mentioned in several previous posts. The most interesting of these is by Hugo … Continue reading

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