Joseph Grimaldi

Looking Back At 2018: Part 2

To answer a reader’s question, this blog is different to usual writers’ blogs because I planned it to resemble a mash-up between John Julius Norwich’s ‘Miscellany’ books, which he assembled from snippets of interest, and ‘Picture Book’, the old children’s TV show, the idea being that you’d never know what you were going to get. Here […]

Dancing On Graves

I stumbled across this new memorial yesterday on Pentonville Road, at the gravesite of Joseph Grimaldi (18 December 1778 – 31 May 1837). He’s commemorated in the little park where he is buried. It features a pair of coffin-shaped graves, and when you dance on them they ring out in different tones, making music. A […]