Welcome to Culture Pickings, a place of inspiration and contemplation.

Collections of things to watch, read and listen – usually arranged by topical theme.

And some inter-cultural ponderings and wonderings.

Also look out for arty happenings and things to go see.

Views are my own and unpaid.

For stimulation…for delight…for you.

About me:

I was once a Radio and TV programme maker (mainly for BBC1 and BBC2).

Now I am an academic, a lecturer, and culture curator. I have watched and read and traveled a lot but there are always more interesting things to see.  I believe creative expression, in any form, makes the world a much better place. And I constantly marvel at the artistic endeavors of others. I want to share with you the wonderful work I’ve found.

My musings are mainly about literature, film and tv, biography and ballet… I hope you will enjoy them.

Views are my own and unpaid.  Care has been taken to use images for illustration or promotion purposes, always in context and with much admiration.  Credited where known.