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2020: Year of Many Aprons. Part 2 of 2.

A year ago, I was preparing to return to Guildhall School of Music & Drama where I was a student on the MA in Opera Making – an amazing programme (the only one of its kind in the world) that excavates and nurtures the idea and reality of close collaboration across and between all the art… Continue reading 2020: Year of Many Aprons. Part 2 of 2.

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2020: Year of Many Aprons. Part 1 of 2.

Egyptian pharaohs had aprons encrusted with jewels. Cretan fertility goddesses apparently wore aprons below bare breasts (see image below right). Masons still wear aprons – so do gardeners, cooks, barbers, shoemakers, medical workers. Down the centuries, and in all cultures, aprons have afforded protection, and they have been symbolic of work and status.  As a… Continue reading 2020: Year of Many Aprons. Part 1 of 2.