Mad as I am about pencils (I’m a graphitokleptomaniac, taking one from every company I visit), I’m pleased to have been asked to judge the second Derwent Art Prize. The prize ‘rewards excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil’ – but not just pencil: charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils. Winning … More Judging the Derwent Art Prize 2014
In December I took a trip to Vad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial centre in Jerusalem. One of the interesting things I learnt there was that Holocaust education is becoming compulsory for six year olds in Israel; this the From Our Own Correspondent I recorded about the controversy.