Sculptor Created Iconic Churchill Statue in Parliament Square
British sculptor Ivor Roberts-Jones (1913-1996), creator of the internationally recognized statue of Sir Winston Churchill in Parliament Square, is the subject of a lavishly-illustrated and comprehensive new monograph from Phillip Wilson Publishers. Authors Jonathan Black and Sara Ayres provide expert analysis of Roberts-Jones' works while placing them in the context of his illustrious career. At 336 pages, it is the first in-depth look at the artist who created one of the most recognizable public images of Sir Winston.
Iconic Documents Featured in New York Display
Churchill Centre Trustee Kenneth W. Rendell is the world's leading collector of artifacts and documents of World War II and founder of the acclaimed Museum of World War II
in Natick, MA. For the first time, a selection of unique material from the Museum is being presented in New York in a special exhibit entitled "The Power of Words and Images in a World at War." The show has been personally curated by Mr. Rendell and will be on display at the Grolier Club
, 47 East 60th Street, until August 2.
Interactive Media Enables Expanded Quiz Features
The popular Churchill Quiz, a feature in The Churchill Centre's journal Finest Hour
for more than twenty-five years, will now be published exclusively online through the Chartwell Bulletin
and the website www.winstonchurchill.org.
Quiz editor Jim Lancaster explains that this will make possible new ways to pose questions such as including audio and video clips as well as images of paintings and statues of Churchill and sites associated with his life and career. The Churchill Quiz will continue to be published quarterly. To see this month's Quiz, please click on the link
Collector's Issue Will Celebrate the Life of Mary SoamesFH 129FH 99
The Churchill Centre will be publishing the first special edition of its flagship publication Finest Hour
as a tribute to its late Patron Mary Soames. Editor Richard M. Langworth, who personally knew Mary Soames for thirty years, is preparing the tribute, which will be published in the fall after the publication of the regular summer issue. Mary has appeared on two previous covers: Issue 99 in 1998 and Issue 129 in 2005. But this will be a unique issue for a unique lady.
Churchill Book Collector Debuts New Site
The Churchill Book Collector, profiled here
last September, has now launched its own website. The Churchill Book Collector is operated by Marc Kuritz of San Diego, California and Paul Shelley of Edmonton, Alberta. They are friends and supporters of The Churchill Centre. To visit the new website, please CLICK HERE
Second Annual Competition Follows Successful 2013 Launch
The Churchill Centre has partnered with Pentland Group PLC and ARTS THREAD for the second annual Winston Churchill Design Competition. The competition seeks to discover upcoming talent and engage new audiences with Churchill's story. The top three winning entries will receive:
Last Surviving Child of Winston Churchill Witnessed History First HandThe Lady Soames LG DBE
The Trustees, members and affiliates of The Churchill Centre around the world are deeply saddened at the news of the death of The Lady Soames LG DBE. Mary was more than just our Patron. She was our advisor, mentor, supporter and—above all—friend. Her passing marks the end of an era not only for our organization but for all those who respect the memory of her father.