Famous Welsh artist Shani Rhys James was just nine years old when she moved from sunny, hot Australia to grey, bitterly cold London. That early childhood journey haunts her art and features in her new Aberystwyth Arts Centre exhibition.
Ships which took women to colonial India to bag a husband were known as the Fishing Fleet. These tenacious women had little lasting legacy. The British Empire was entirely dominated by men and it’s their names in the history books about the sub-continent. Until now.
The suicide of an Indian-born nurse at the King Edward VII’s Hospital, who had been the victim of a stupid Australian radio phone prank, raises many questions. A migrant from a traditional country where family honour is paramount, may be a clue to her tragedy.
Downton Abbey is time travel entertainment back to when ladies and gentlemen dressed for dinner. I discovered a tattered family cookbook from that era revealing dishes such as sheep’s tongues stewed with walnuts and boiled carrot pudding. Ready to serve, Mr Carson?