Review of recently published collection of essays on Jones (David Jones: A Christian Modernist? eds. Callison, Fiddes, Johnson, Tonning, Brill, 2018) for Reading Religion (reviewer: Alex Assaly): readingreligion.org/books/david-jones?fbclid=IwAR3ggWK1w9aIr6gFFglLgQ-gLajw9J9-Bm0AxegdEq4LOgbM8v339QSt65o
FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENT (from the Elkin family): 'Nick’s funeral will be held at 11.00am at St George’s Church, Vancouver Road, SE23 2AG on Thursday 12 September and afterwards at the Fellowship and Star, Randlesdown Road, Bellingham SE6 3BT for a light buffet lunch
Absolutely anyone who knows us is warmly welcome but it would help for catering purposes if you could let Susan Elkin (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you plan to join us.
Please don’t wear black. No flowers please (apart from mine and Lucas’s and Felix’s) but we’d love it if you could donate to the memorial fund in aid of Ash Ward at Lewisham Hospital where Nick spent his final weeks. You can do it via Go Fund Me https://www.gofundme.com/f/nicholas-elkin-memorial-fund.'
N.B. If you'd prefer to contact the family privately to make a donation, let and know and we can connect you.
Nicholas Elkin 1945 -2019
'The family of Nicholas Elkin, Trustee of the Estate of David Jones, are sad to report his death from Alzheimer’s Disease on 20 August 2019.
Nicholas always took a keen interest in Jones’s work, both literary and artistic, with a particular emphasis on the First World War drawings. He had a selection at home and would be pleased to show anyone who showed interest, from academics to passing trades people.
Joining Anthony Hyne as a Trustee in the 1990s, Nicholas took quickly to the responsibilities of managing the Estate, diligently fielding permissions enquiries, museum loans and reproduction rights until his recent illness made it impossible.
He was instrumental in developing and seeing through to completion a comprehensive conservation programme of those works held by the Estate, ensuring their survival and preservation for the benefit of future generations of scholars.
His gentle, guiding hand on the management of the Estate will be sorely missed.'
from Lucas Elkin, Trustee of the Estate of David Jones
For permissions enquiries for literary works please contact Faber and Faber: https://www.faberpermissions.com/
For permsission enquiries for artistic works please contact Bridgeman Images: https://www.bridgemanimages.com
Pleased to report that there was a good turnout for Tom Dilworth, who did a book-signing this past July at the Waterstones Amsterdam for the release into paperback of his biography, David Jones: Engraver, Soldier, Painter, Poet (Jonathan Cape, 2017). See the Waterstones Amsterdam FaceBook page for more details. (Image taken from Waterstones FB page)