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Absolutely Anything streams on Amazon Prime

  Absolutely Anything, the movie I wrote with Terry Jones of Monty Python, is now available free on Amazon Prime. Check it out if you like Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale, Eddie Izzard, Joanna Lumley, Rob Riggle, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Pythons in alien suits. Oh, yes, and Robin Williams as the cute dog. #montypythons #simonpegg #katebeckinsale #robriggle @Sanjeev Bhaksar #eddie izzard #joannalumley #robinwilliams...

Word Art at the Bergamot Center

Just We went to an excellent open day at the Bergamot Centre, a bunch of galleries in an old Santa Monica freight station, where we discovered James Griffith, who combines words and images that delight the eye and brain simultaneously. Hats off, Mr Griffith.#jamesgriffith #modernart...

Toy Sculptures as NFTs

I've decided to experiment with selling iterations of my toy sculptures as NFTs. If you'd lie to check out the first one, go to https://opensea.io/assets/0x495f947276749ce646f68ac8c248420045cb7b5e/72751523873704979039662702287308917473372878656024583218538352489972749041665 [caption id="attachment_2140" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Magic[/caption]...

Roman Reactors

Boris Johnson is planning to “solve” the climate crisis by filling the UK with new nuclear power stations. But if the Romans had built reactors in Britain 2,000 years ago we would still be trying to figure out how to deal with the radioactive waste, because it lasts, effectively, forever. And if the Russians ever attacked British reactors as they did in those in the Ukraine, this small island would be facing an irreversible national disaster. Without the technology to safeguard nuclear waste and protect reactors from attack, building new atomic power...

Farewell to a best friend

With Terry Jones' death I have of course lost one of my best friends, but on the other hand I'm happy for the blessed release for him and the loving family who have been caring for him so well since the dementia struck. The sadness will pass: what Terry leaves behind is a host of happy memories for me and my family, who have known him too all these years - and loved him. George Lucas brought us together when he got me to persuade Terry to direct an episode of...

The Boy with the Squirrel

In theory, the cover of this next Dean Christmas Annual, from 1959, should be a much more reassuring image, but there is something about this little chap and his pet squirrel that is actually quite alarming. ...

Apocalypse Port

This bookstore in Fowey, Cornwall, might be onto something. And bearing in mind the revelations about Trump and the Russians, the title of the first #DuncanForrester, #AgeofTreachery, might be all too apposite. ...

Gavin Scott Presents: Andrew Marvell’s To His Coy Mistress

Welcome to the latest edition of Gavin Scott Presents, a selection of my favourite prose and poetry. This week, “To His Coy Mistress”, by Andrew Marvell, who came from my home town of Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire. The poem is packed with phrases you’ll instantly recognise because other people have snapped them up to insert in their own works, starting with the first line “had we but world and time enough” and going on to the remark that “the grave’s a fine and private place”. The poem as a whole...

CNN Man Five Stars The Age of Exodus

The Age of Exodus by Gavin Scott Review by CNN’s Sandro Monetti 5.0 out of 5 stars Hold on tight for this literary thrill ride November 29, 2018 Format: Kindle Edition This is like strapping yourself into a rollercoaster or time machine and taking a thrilling ride into history. Educational as well as entertaining, The Age of Exodus, a globetrotting adventure set in 1947, gives the reader a front row seat to defining events - and keeps you on the edge of it. But for all his impressive knowledge of the past, author Gavin Scott doesn't let historical detail overwhelm...

Alpine Dreams

Hanging continues at Kiwis in LA. for October 13th Art Show at Santa Monica Airport Art Studios.  Today, "Alpine Dreams", a celebration of All Things Swiss. ...

Kiwis in La Art Show October 13 2018

Busy delivering artwork for the Kiwis in LA Art Show this Saturday evening at 3026 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica 90405. Come along if you can - it's enormous fun. Not just art but load of Kiwi food and wine and good company. ...