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24th January 2017

Object of the Month: Messiaen, Eclairs sur l’Au – delà (1997)

Patrick Rowe (1917 – 2012) was a professional artist who became a Brother of the Charterhouse in 2002. He produced many collages both before and during his time here. The titles reflected his musical interests but had no direct bearing on the artworks, which were ‘merely decorations to delight the... continue

6th January 2017

Marriage and the Charterhouse

This week’s blog is comprised of three articles regarding weddings and the Charterhouse. They were originally published in 1938. The first article, though short, is perhaps the most interesting. It refers to a Brother who left the Charterhouse owing to his plans to marry a lady from Malmedy,... continue

6th December 2016

The Life of Simon Raven, Novelist and Brother

Simon Arthur Noël Raven (28 December 1927 – 12 May 2001) was an English novelist, essayist, dramatist and raconteur who, in a writing career of forty years, caused controversy, amusement and offence. In later life, he retired to the Charterhouse, and while there was featured as the subject of an... continue

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