If you haven’t heard about the new BBC 2 drama Life in Squares where have you been. It explores the lives and loves of the Bloomsbury Set – focusing on sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell – and is fabulous, both for the storyline (lots of bohemian sex, art and literature) and the way it looks.
I have long been a fan of Vanessa Bell, who designed textiles as well as art, creating hand-painted linens with geometric patterns as part of the Omega Workshops, a craft collective based in Fitzroy Square. The colourful print fabrics were made intro dresses worn by many society hostesses of the time.
I can feel a visit to Charleston coming on……
Life in Squares is currently airing on BBC Two on Mondays at 9pm.