True romance of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears revealed in new play

Image of Britten and Pears.

The private life of composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears will be played out in public and on stage this June ahead of the anniversary of the repeal of the law that criminalised sex between men. Tell Me The Truth About Love, written by historian and playwright Sue Blundell, celebrates the relationship between the composer and his long-term …

Loves and lives of the men who built the Radev Collection

By Clive Jennings Hidden away until recently in a large and beautiful six storey townhouse in Fitzrovia, is one of the most impressive collections of 20th century art in private hands in England. The collection includes works by Vanessa Bell, Eugene Boudin, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Maurice Denis, Duncan Grant, Amadeo Modigliani, Pablo Picasso, Lucien Pissarro, Matthew …

Backing Into Light, by Colin Spencer – Review

Reviewed by Sebastian Wayneflete The latest publication by Goodge-Street-based Quartet Books has an unexpected intimate connection to the Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Centre. Backing Into Light is the first volume of the autobiography of Colin Spencer. Many will know Spencer from his many years as a campaigning food columnist for the Guardian or for his much-treasured vegetarian …