Ian Gray

Ian Gray was born in south Yorkshire and educated in both Durham and Leeds. He has taught English and Drama in Schools and Colleges in Yorkshire and Lancashire for over thirty years. In 2001 he completed an MA in Writing Studies and has written and produced a number of plays for children but now concentrates on poetry and prose. Most of his work revolves around his interest in travel and Art. Besides writing, he often gives readings and conducts Writing Workshops in different schools.

Website : www.towpathpress.co.uk

Titles by Ian Gray

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The text explores the impact of the bombing raid on the Basque town of Guernika in 1937, during the Spanish Civil War and the imagery used by Picasso in working on his huge painting. It also considers the continuing resonances that the painting has had with other subsequent conflicts and the way it has grown to become an icon which stands for the rejection of war. Ian Gray talked to the children of Orrell Holgate Primary School and, with them, looked at the painting; re-interpreting its stories, characters and imagery to provide contemporary artwork to accompany the words in the book.

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