Author Archives: Clare Best

About Clare Best

I am Clare Best – poet, writer, teacher of creative writing. My first career was as a fine bookbinder. I've also worked as a bookseller, and for many years as an editor. Poetry publications: Treasure Ground (HappenStance 2009), Excisions (Waterloo Press 2011), Breastless (Pighog Press 2011), CELL (Frogmore Press 2015), Springlines (Little Toller 2017)

I’ve moved!

My website and blogs are now all in one place at clarebest.co.uk. I do hope you’ll go over there and have a look and please do follow my blog on the NEWS / BLOG page. Thank you! Clare Advertisements

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Putting up Springlines at Glyndebourne

Yesterday was a long day – but thank goodness the rain more or less held off and so we could get the paintings (some of them are huge) and all the text panels into the Stalls Gallery without too much … Continue reading

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Springlines exhibition at Glyndebourne from 8 July to 30 August

Mary Anne and I are delighted to announce an exhibition in the Stalls Gallery at Glyndebourne from 8 July until the end of the season on 30 August. We’re going to show work from all kinds of watery sites we’ve … Continue reading

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Event at University of Brighton, 26 Feb 2015

University of Brighton, Arts & Humanities, invites you to a Writers in Residence Salon Thursday 26th February 2015 Boardroom (M2), Grand Parade, BN2 0JY All welcome: free entry, wine and canapés from 5.30 pm discussion on CREATIVE COLLABORATION from 6.30 pm   … Continue reading

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Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis’s recent exhibition at Portland Gallery, London

Here’s the text of a review I wrote for Mary Anne’s latest exhibition at Portland Gallery, London, which included a good number of paintings made as part of the Springlines project: Tim Craven, Curator of Art at Southampton City Art … Continue reading

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Springlines quiz… the answers!

1. C On average each of us uses 150 litres of water a day. 2. B A floush-hole is a hole which receives waste water from a mill-pond. 3. B It was the River Tillingham that provided water power to … Continue reading

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Quiz: how much do you know about water in Sussex?

1. On average, how much water do you think each of us uses every day? A) 125 litres B) 87 litres C) 150 litres D) 60 litres 2. What does the Sussex dialect word ‘floush-hole’ mean? A) a hole in … Continue reading

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