4. London Pairs Patchwork – Trevor Howard


“There should be a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Musical Instruments”. Alec Harvey.

Trevor Howard as Alec Harvey, in the film Brief Encounter, 1945. Based on a play by Noel Coward (1936) and directed by David Lean. Cinematographer, Robert Krasker.

Synopsis: Suburban housewife, Laura, meets Doctor Alec whilst on a shopping trip. A romance begins. And ends. Rachmaninoff plays. I am introduced to Rachmaninoff. There is a great railway cafe, which is actually a studio. Noel Coward makes the station announcements.

Trevor Howard was born in Kent in 1913, and studied at RADA.

He declined a CBE in 1982.

Up until this moment I had believed that he was related to Lesley Howard.

Celia Johnson, who plays Laura, is the first square of my patchwork.

The square was cut from ‘London Philharmonic Orchestra 2015/16 Concert Season’. Southbank Centre.

This is the fourth square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are sixteen squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

All of my work is numbered. This piece is 795.

The patchwork is now in my shop.



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