The Moon and Sixpence by W. Somerset MaughamBased on the life of Paul Gauguin, The Moon and Sixpence is W. Somerset Maughams ode to the powerful forces behind creative genius.
Charles Strickland is a staid banker, a man of wealth and privilege. He is also a man possessed of an unquenchable desire to create art. As Strickland pursues his artistic vision, he leaves London for Paris and Tahiti, and in his quest makes sacrifices that leaves the lives of those closest to him in tatters. Through Maughams sympathetic eye Stricklands tortured and cruel soul becomes a symbol of the blessing and the curse of transcendent artistic genius, and the cost in humans lives it sometimes demands.
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The Foghorn Stringband, who've braved five figure crowds at global festivals, play every week to a handful of spectators at the Moon and Sixpence - many of whom presume the performance to be an impromptu jam, not simply from the absence of cover or stage, but because this hidden, lovingly-tended English pub breeds such an atmosphere. The old country is evoked in darts, standard British pub fare with flavor! This is still America, after all , a selection of British tabloids and magazines, and actual englishmen, who may be hard to discern in the perpetual autumnal glow of the wooden interior, but stand out like bright pink sore thumbs on the sunny back patio. Several taps two hand pumps for cask ales and impressive selection of bottles. I've been a regular for a bout a year or more and I love it.
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Our Sunday outing led us to here for our lunch. We ordered a ploughman's lunch ans a jacket potato, and sat on the balcony managing to catch the sunshine, with a good view of the pier. Good job really because it took over 45 minutes We went into the Moon and Sixpence at the last minute after a spur of the moment trip to Clevedon. We were starving and asked someone coming out of the pub what the food was like.