John Minton: Dance Till the Stars Come Down

John Minton (1917-57) was an artist, a Bohemian and, in his own lifetime, a myth. During the 1940s and early 1950s he become a central figure within Soho, an intimate friend of, among many others, Michael Ayrton, Robert Colquhoun, Lucian Freud and the poet W.S. Graham. He enjoyed early success as a painter and was associated in the 1940s with…

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Britain’s 100 Best Railway Stations

Simon Jenkins has travelled the length and breadth of Great Britain, from Waterloo to Wemyss Bay, Betws-y-Coed to Beverley, to select his hundred best. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain’s architecture. And yet so little do we look at the railway station. Blending his usual insight and authority with his…

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