Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice Some say the world will end in fire,Some say in ice.From what I’ve tasted of desireI hold with those who favor fire.But if it had to perish twice,I think I know enough of hateTo say that for destruction iceIs also greatAnd would suffice. “Fire and Ice” is a popular symbolic poem by… Read More Fire and Ice

Barbara Hepworth

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the life and work of English sculptor Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975).She was one of the few female artists of her generation to achieve international fame, and was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1965 for her invaluable contribution to British art.Her work exemplifies the story… Read More Barbara Hepworth

The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down (29th June 1613)

    The Globe Theatre, built in 1599 by Shakespeare’s playing company, was a three-storey, open-air amphitheatre able to house up to 3,000 spectators. The theatre-goers included the ‘Groundlings’ (the common people who watched the play standing in the pit and paid only 1 penny – in the summer were nicknamed ‘Stinkards’ for obvious reasons),… Read More The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down (29th June 1613)