A Sky News investigation revealed that hundreds of millions of pounds of art owned by the public was not being displayed; they asked me, as Tatler’s art critic, to comment on this. (I had a reasonably strong reaction.)
This Monday Minute muses (if that’s not too grand a word, which it is) on the human need to tell stories. I was inspired this week by the Spear’s Book Awards, coming up on 24 September.
I’m new to cycling. Well, new as in I haven’t done it since I was about eleven. Some friends and I went cycling up a mountain in the South of France recently – and you’d think coming down was the easy bit…
I travelled to Beirut in June on the trail of the opera scene and ended up uncovering lies, art and the lasting damage inflicted by war. Here I talk about why opera tells us a lot about the Middle East today. You can read the full article here http://www.spearswms.com/good-life/travel/49097/on-the-trail-ofopera-in-beirut-amid-wars-and-lies-and-what-it-tells-us-about-the-middle-east-today.thtml
In this week’s Monday Minute, I talk about a visit to Lord Ashcroft’s Victoria Cross gallery at the Imperial War Museum and why donors pick the causes they do.
This video was inspired by our article about domestic violence among the wealthy, in the new issue of Spear’s.
Turns out that when private school fees increase at ten times the rate of wages, social mobility grinds to a halt. This is me on why education needs to become less expensive, with reference to a £10,000 gap yah trip to Venice.