I Make Therefore I am – NGS

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I Make, Therefore I Am Post by Gillian Montegrande

There are many things we can say about the failings and ills of our society, but the most worrying are
the apathy and abstinence from positive and proactive input from certain sectors. Many have
become spectators of life rather than participants; television for example, in the form of reality
shows creates confusion between fame and achievement and because of its accessible nature and
selective (edited) exposure of facts, gives the false impression that such things are easily gained
without the investment of learning, effort or struggle. As a result viewers, particularly but not exclusively the young, find themselves disconnected and struggling to find a purpose in a world that does not match their expectations.

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Kurt Truman • Great article Gillian. 

I think since the mechanisation of farming and the industrial revolution there has…

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London Inspired –

London as inspiration – famous Londoners

london collageMany famous London residents have made their mark, using London as inspiration for their writing, paintings and other works of art or as the backdrop to their discoveries and inventions. Here are just a few.

The artist William Hogarth’s many paintings and etchings have fixed in our minds a view of 18th century London, warts and all! His domain was Smithfield, Covent Garden and Leicester Square from which he painted many of his famous scenes. You can visit his former home Hogarths’ House in the “country” (now Chiswick!)

Charles Dickens used the less savoury aspects of London life as the basis for his novels. You can visit the house where he lived in Doughty Street once he’d started to make his fortune.

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