‘If I could, I’d do it all over again’

Before having found AHA, I had never been away from home without the company of friends or family. The idea of being on my own was a terrifying concept. But AHA changed that for me. I came into the program thinking I would fail....


Nick muses on Sorolla …

In the Royal Academy Exhibition of Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse, there was a picture that caught everyone’s breath.  It was by Sorolla, Joaquin Sorolla, who was at the height of his career as Picasso was bursting onto the Parisian scene. ...


24 hours in…Sumptuous Siena with AHA Tutor Frankie Dytor

Perhaps less well-known and certainly less visited than its neighbouring city Florence, Siena was founded in antiquity by the two sons of Remus (whose brother, Romulus, founded Rome). I recently spent two glorious weeks there to brush up on my rather non-existent Italian skills. The...