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‘Anatomy of a Masterpiece’ – ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’

In the fifth of his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created.     ‘The Policeman’s Daughter’ by Paula Rego A seemingly innocent image of a young woman dutifully […]

The Quiet Life – Willie Morgan on his life in Cheshire

Born in Glasgow on October 2nd 1944, William ‘Willie’ Morgan is one of the illustrious group of players who played in the famous No. 7 shirt for Manchester United F.C.; was included in the official line up of United’s “Magnificent 7’s” along with fellow greats George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona and David Beckham; and […]

The New Normal?… Abbey College Manchester Launches Innovative Learning Initiative

Abbey College Manchester has launched a bespoke and unique timetable scheduling programme, the ‘Learning Continuity Matrix’, designed to safeguard and protect student wellbeing and academic progress throughout times of uncertainty. The innovative COVID response initiative, developed and currently being piloted at the leading independent college, valuably provides students and staff with a fully flexible solution […]

‘A Message From the Head’ – Independent Education

What is striking about this country’s independent education sector is the number of, and diversity of, the schools available to choose from, writes Matthew Robinson. Whilst this is a positive, and whilst it provides optimal choice, it can sometimes feel overwhelming for parents as they start the process of choosing the school which will be […]

Oar-Inspiring – The Olympic Headmaster

It’s not every school that can boast having a former Olympic flat-water canoeist as its head teacher, but Greenbank Preparatory School in Cheadle can, writes Malcolm Storer.   Malcolm Johnson took up the post two years ago, and already he is instilling into his pupils the same drive and determination that propelled him to become […]

Independent Education – ‘Your Search Begins’

Cheshire families living throughout the county’s renown ‘Golden Triangle’ are extremely fortunate to have a wealth of top performing independent day schools from which to choose; most of which have developed successful reputations over many years for the quality of the education they provide. It is advisable to start looking at least a full year […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Obnoxious Liberals’ by John-Michel Basquiat

In the fourth in his series of six articles, our art critic Malcolm Storer examines and dissects some of the supreme masterpieces of Western Art, scrutinising the artists who made them, and why, when and where they were created. ‘Obnoxious Liberals’ by John-Michel Basquiat New York. !980. After years of civic corruption, the Big Apple […]

LATEST: Gaynor’s Social Scene

Radio Show Guests   You will now find me on CCFM On Air Radio where I am presenting the Weekend Standby Show on Saturdays and Sundays 6am–10am, alongside an eclectic mix of presenters ranging from actors, radio presenters and TV personalities. My recent guests included Hanna Kinsella, beauty and brains; officially known as Dr Hanna […]

Anatomy of a Masterpiece – ‘Les Demoiselles d’Avignon’ by Pablo Picasso

In the second in his series of six articles, our art critic, Malcolm Storer, examines and dissects another supreme masterpiece of western art, scrutinising the artist and why, when and where it was created.     Nowadays the term ‘changed the course of western art’ is an overused, hackneyed expression. But in this case, there is […]

The ‘Spotlight’ is on University Prize Winner Emilie!

The University of Chester Annual Valedictory prize-giving 2020 took place on Friday 26th June. As part of the ceremony, The University Lodge of Chester was proud to present the Association of Masonic, University and Legal Lodges (AMULL) Prize to Emilie Sian Lawson, in recognition of her outstanding contribution and commitment to Performing Arts over her […]

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