Water women and hydropathy: Debut novel by Chichester author

[This story was published on March 24 in the Chichester Observer. Read the original story at chichester.co.uk/news/local/water-women-and-hydropathy-in-new-novel-1-7293660.] [Image: V.H. Leslie] Victoria Leslie, who writes under the name V.H. Leslie, is currently studying for a PhD in nineteenth century representations of water women, and will be releasing her novel, ‘Bodies of Water’, later this year. Bodies […]

We Are Villains All: Novel published after artist muse mystery solved

[This story was published on January 7 in the Chichester Observer, Shoreham Herald and Steyning Herald. Read the original story at  shorehamherald.co.uk/news/local/novel-published-after-artist-muse-mystery-solved-1-7143439#ixzz3wY89xrIT and chichester.co.uk/news/local/novel-published-after-muse-mystery-solved-1-7143442] [Fanny Cornforth was the model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s 1859 painting Bocca Baciata.] FOLLOWING her discovery of the answer to the century-old mystery of a Steyning-born Pre-Raphaelite model, author Kirsty Stonell Walker has published a […]

Wise spiders and text/textiles: is craft a radical medium?

[Image: A ‘Jean Dubuffet Workshop’ was among the exhibits presented in the Step Up Showcase held recently at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. Taking inspiration from the Dubuffet works on display in Pallant House Gallery, this interactive piece, which is based on a Step Up workshop developed by artist Lynne Firmager, invites visitors to explore Dubuffet’s […]

Chichester’s role in the Great War explored in new heritage community project

Recently I met with Dr Ross Wilson and Dr Maureen Wright from the University of Chichester to discuss their new community heritage project, Chichester in the Great War. Check out the full report, published in the November 12 Chichester Observer, here: chichester.co.uk/news/local/community-project-explores-chichester-s-war-past-1-7061941 [Featured image: RSR photo (RSR/PH/4/38) showing the Chichester Territorials on their way to the station, […]