Thoughtful reflections from James Rebanks

James Redbanks is one of the small number of Lakeland shepherds and farmers who have popular social media presences. James’ beautiful photographs show how a traditional pictorial approach still has much to offer and that photographing intensively in one place brings a special depth and quality to one’s work.

Here he is, with photos, writing about his experience of 2020.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-55415496

1900: Lions and Lambs – the Irresistible Rise and Bashful Demise of the Arts & Crafts Church

Alec Hamilton, author of the recent book on Arts & Crafts Churches is giving an online lecture for the Society of Architectural Historians which is open to non-members.

25 November 2020 at 6.00 p.m.

1900: Lions and Lambs – the Irresistible Rise and Bashful Demise of the Arts & Crafts Church

This is a free event but donations are welcome to help the charitable activities of the Society.

To book, click the following link to register. You will be sent a joining link on the day.

https://www.sahgb.org.uk/whatson/artscraftschurch

Alec Hamilton’s book, ‘Arts & Crafts Churches’, is available at Lund Humphries website:

https://www.lundhumphries.com/products/95607

UK ‘will take 700 years’ to reach low-carbon heating under current plans

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/08/uk-will-take-700-years-to-reach-low-carbon-heating-under-current-plans?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

This is not surprising since the Government’s own EPC rating system punishes people who take the green route and use renewable electricity for heating rooms and water. EPCs are not fit for purpose in this regard and have the perverse effect of embedding fossil fuels into the drive for renewable energy.