Jo Fagg sister of Chris Fagg on behalf of her family has asked me to post the following.
The funeral of Chris Fagg will take place on Tuesday the 17 th at 11.45 at Hastings Crematorium.
Chris Fagg and his family request no flowers please.
So where and how are you? Yesterday I was toooo exhausted to work or post news, one of the penalties of living alone … I’m ‘Home’ again, from the glorious Tarn department,arrived Wednesday night after a very mixed 8.5 hr more or less non stop drive through very mixed weather. Home to a cold house … Read more
What were you doing today?
I was in glorious Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage town.
I started with the Lapérouse museum. LAPÉROUSE, CITIZEN OF THE WORLD. as in the French answer to Captain Jame Cook.
Jean-François de Galaup de Lapérouse of Albi.
Then shopping for clothes and ‘things’ for my house.
A major event, THE festival of Lanterns.
If you possibly can, visit this fete on show for the third and last time at Gaillac.
This is nothing less than Gaillacois Tarn representing all France to China and vice versa.
Previously the Chinese have always chosen major cities, Toronto, Hamburg, Boston and San Francisco USA and so on.
This year this festival, unique in Europe opens 1 st December for 2 months.
Le site internet officiel = https://festivaldeslanternes-gaillac.fr/ ainsi que la page Facebook officielle = https://www.facebook.com/Festival-des-Lanternes-Gaillac-313632982438151/
The mayor of Gaillac made a brilliant, inspiring speech.
The evening included lavishing wines, foods and a disco on guests
This is where Matt and I are staying, after a day at St Emilion, story on my other web site blog, we are very near Gaillac to we become Gaillacois Tarn. I had called Herve to ask if he could recommend a gite or modest hotel. Bless him he insisted we stay in his home. … Read more
Titanic’s, “Plymouth Harbour“, after Norman Wilkinson. A major painting in progress. Titanic’s voyage was soon over, these two paintings sail on to become an addition to the brief life and long story, Titanic’s story. Titanic’s ‘Plymouth Harbour‘ measures exactly as the original and is presented on the identical type of canvas, 79.5 x 172 … Read more
It is with the greatest sadness that it falls to me Ladies, and gentlemen, on behalf of his sister Jo and family; it is also my privileged honour, to announce we have lost Chris Fagg
Chris has gone from this the ‘cloud cuckoo land’ he often laughed about to what we hope is a better place.
My deepest sympathy goes to his surviving family especially his sister Jo, and to all his good friends. I wish you all long life.
Unfinished, progressing nicely, this charming miniature measures 19.6 x 24.8 cm (7¾” x 9¾”) so you are probably seeing larger than life size.
This Samuel Plimsol will ‘sail’ to its lucky owner well before the coming Christmas.
If you’d like a painting like this, now you know where to come.
An invitation, Fete of Lanterns, an honour, an artist’s influence.
I’m told previous Fete of Lanterns have attracted 650,000 visitors. Would you agree, impressive for mid winter?
I’ve been invited, the only Englishman and as far as I know only European artist, to the opening ceremony of the next Fete des Lanterns, by the mayor and council of Gaillac, 18.00, 30 November.
If that is not an honour, you tell me what is?