Tony Kane 1938 – 2018
Tony Kane, founder of Time & Leisure magazine
We are extremely sad to announce that Tony Kane sadly passed away, at the age of 80.
Tony Kane was passionate about the arts and community, founded the magazine over 21 years ago to support both, remaining actively involved after his daughter Lucy became owner-publisher 16 years ago.
His many achievements included co-founding Wimbledon BookFest, and he keenly supported the growth of several arts initiatives including Wimbledon International Music Festival, and Merton Arts Festival to name just a few. He was a brilliant artist – his work illustrating his popular monthly column The Eye; an art teacher; and author, writing and illustrating a series of children’s books. He was also a passionate advocate for the local community.
Tony was an inspiration, a great talent, and a thoroughly lovely man, who will be much missed