April Miscellany

April Miscellany

April Miscellany Upcoming Events Making Your Mark 2020 graffiti symposium is announced with a call for papers Brian Hoggard has an online talk on Magical House Protection on 15th May  at 6pm. Opportunities for graffiti survey at Flamstead church, Hertfordshire Items of Interest 100 year old drawings found on school blackboard  Sandstone Cave near Guildford…

February Miscellany

February Miscellany

February Miscellany Upcoming Events Wayne Perkins talk at Treadwells Bookshop, London Wayne Perkins guided graffiti tour of St Bartholomew the Great Church, London  (Editor’s note (Anthea, this time): there are only a tiny number of City of London churches with any graffiti that survived the Great Fire, Christopher Wren, the Georgians, the Victorians and the…

October Miscellany

October Miscellany

October Miscellany A graffiti cat is lurking in the background of a famous painting. The Blind Fiddler by David Wilkie hangs in the Tate Britain Gallery. The cupboard doors on the right of the painting show a clearly drawn little cat. Upcoming Events Medieval Graffiti Tour at Exeter Cathedral Items of Interest Zine includes medieval graffiti Creswell…

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Stonehenge, Wiltshire

Stonehenge, Wiltshire If there is ever a place on this website that needs no introduction, then Stonehenge has to be it. There has been a monument there for five thousand years. The current configuration (allowing for modern restoration and reconstruction) dates back to 1930-1600 BCE. The World Heritage site gets over a million visitors a…

Exeter Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Exeter Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Exeter Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire How do you photograph graffiti from a long-demolished building? In the case of the stones from the Old Sarum cathedral and castle site (demolished in the 13th century) you can go to Exeter St in Salisbury and find them making up part of the cathedral precinct wall. Now it’s not normally advisable…