Author Archives: debdavemason

100 Portraits in 50 hours – my craziest fundraiser yet!

So… as you know I like a challenge. Especially a fundraising challenge. And I’m once again raising funds for the awesome Magic Me. Over the weekend of 30 April to 3 May I’m going to try and complete 100 portraits … Continue reading

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Why my pub won’t be closing its doors….

Why my pub won’t be closing its doors On a Friday night, eight years ago, I was home drinking wine, sitting on the sofa ‘chatting’ to friends via Facebook. Someone, it might have been me, it might not, said ‘this … Continue reading

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Frankenheights

I had for some time considered the parallels and similarities between Emily Bronte’s creation ‘Heathcliffe’ and Mary Shelley’s ‘Creature’ and how ideas of revenge drive forward the plots of both Wuthering Heights and Frankenstein. Modern interpretations of both often try … Continue reading

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Creative projects update

Taking stock as the seasons turn I’ve updated various pages on this site and added lots of pictures and media! You can catch up with my Artist in Residence in My Own Street project here Find out about my Cheer … Continue reading

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Spooky

Posted as part of Inktober – October 2018 – part of my Pick and Choose History of Courtenay Street, Kennington and Lambeth: Spooky Lambeth for Halloween. Featuring two of Cheryl Newey’s favourite south london ghosts – the ghost of the Kennington … Continue reading

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Players and Performers

Posted as part of Inktober in October 2018 – part of my Pick and Choose History of Courtenay Street, Kennington and Lambeth Players & Performers. There may be a second part to this! There are many players and performers from … Continue reading

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Maypoles, Mummers and Morris dancers

Posted for Inktober, October 2018, part of my Pick and Choose History of Courtenay Street, Kennington and Lambeth Maypoles, mummers and Morris dancers. The longest standing maypole in London once stood in Black Prince Road opposite the Black Prince pub. … Continue reading

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Theatre and Other Entertainments

From Inktober posts Oct 2018 – part of my Pick and Choose History of Courtenay Street, Kennington and Lambeth: Theatre and Other Entertainments. We all know that the South Bank is full of glorious possibilities for entertainment, but I’ve lived … Continue reading

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Rebel Rebel

From Inktober posts in October 2018 – part of my Pick and Choose History of Courtenay Street, Kennington and Lambeth:   Rebel Rebel – in fact so many I went for a double page spread! Kennington and North Lambeth have … Continue reading

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Lost Palaces

From Inktober posts in October 2018 – part of my Pick and Choose History of Courtenay Street, Kennington and Lambeth: The Lost Palaces of Kennington. I’m pretty much living in the paddock of Kennington Palace (now replaced by the hideous … Continue reading

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