Sunday, 1 April 2018

Easter Day


St John the Divine, Kennington, London
[Photo: © Brian Sibley, 2009]

Friday, 30 March 2018

GOOD FRIDAY



Kelham Rood (detail), St John the Divine, Kennington, London
Photo: © Brian Sibley, 2009

Thursday, 29 March 2018

HOLY THURSDAY





Details from the doors of Duomo di Milano, Italy
Photo © Brian Sibley, 2009 

Friday, 2 February 2018

A PARLIAMENT OF OWLS

The latest mosaic by my talented friend Martin Cheek...

Parliament of Owls
Democracy gave bird-land a parliament of owls
Where debate is conducted in hoots and in howls;
Their voting system is really a sight:
Eyes to the left and eyes to the right,
And their party political tweetings and twittings
Account for their numerous all-night sittings.

Verse: Brian Sibley

[Image & Words © 2018 Martin Cheek & Brian Sibley]

Monday, 15 January 2018

BLAZE!

The ferro di prua (or 'dolfin') of a gondola flashes in the sunlight...


[Photos: © Brian Sibley, 2018]

MIST IN VENICE

Although not, for most visitors, the weather-option of choice, Venice swathed in mist is like no other place on earth...







[Photos: © Brian Sibley & David Weeks 2006, 2015 & 2018]

Friday, 5 January 2018

ORCHESTRA FOLK

Members of the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice...

[Photos: © Brian Sibley & David Weeks 2017]





  

 




Tuesday, 26 December 2017

ON THE FIRST DAY OF CHRISTMAS

As the BBC no longer repeats what was – for many years – a staple item in its Radio 4 Christmas schedule, I feel free to pass on this little Sibley Christmas gift to you all–––

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at Christmas 1977, it stars the incomparable Miss Penelope Keith (with a belated appearance by Mr Timothy Bateson) in...

And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree: 
A Cautionary Tale for Christmas Showing that it is Better to Give than to Receive


HAPPY BOXING DAY!
(or, as it's called where we are,
"Il giorno di Santo Stefano"
or
"St Stephen's Day")

Monday, 25 December 2017

DAY OF DAYS!


CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS!

[Basilica di San Marco, Venezia. Photo: Brian Sibley]

A SURPRISING GIFT

From the creator of Mary Poppins, P L Travers, a mystical story about that first Christmas and a surprising gift brought to the manger by an unlikely gift-giver.

The Fox and the Manger, which I dramatised for radio in 1990, stars Dame Wendy Hiller and Alec McCowen with Richard Pearce and Cast...