Now This – Reflections on our Arts and Cultures, by Patricia Borlenghi, Editor

Published April 1st, 2021

£3.99 (e-book)
£9.00 (print)


9781838059804 (print)

Patricia Borlenghi, Editor

This collection of essays by visual artists explores current political and health issues adversely affecting our arts and cultures. With the dreadful tragedy of Covid-19, our shared suffering and loss confirm our place in Europe more firmly than ever, regardless of those attempting to cut our ties. We must also bear in mind how continued racism, environmental losses and failing economic systems make the present crisis even worse.

By celebrating our diversity and differences, we may yet turn the tide of disaster threatening to overwhelm our health, our cultures, our arts and our planet.


Donations from the proceeds will be made to the Helen Bamber Foundation.


Contributors to Now This include Alison Dunhill, Brian Castle, Charlie Johnson, Cinzia Cremona, Joanna Jones, Juliet Lockhart, Micheál O’Connell, Peter Datyner, Sharon Kivland and others, with a foreword by Nicky Hamlyn and an afterword by Ian Chapman. It also includes a letter signed by several artists expressing their anxieties about Brexit.


Patricia Borlenghi

Patricia Borlenghi set up the Patrician Press at the end of 2012. She is the author of several children’s books including Chaucer the Cat and the Animal Pilgrims, Dear Aunty and The Bloomsbury Nursery Treasury and has worked in publishing throughout he …

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