Transcending Boundaries by teamLab at Pace London

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Touch coral reefs, and they will die. It doesn’t feel outlandish to suggest an oblique parable in the fact that one of the world’s...

Faith Healer at Donmar Warehouse

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Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Brian Friel’s 1979 play uses the wisdom of age to give this oft dubbed “modern masterpiece” a dark depth, comedy,...

Macbeth

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Scotland herself is the main character in this blood-soaked reimagining of Shakespeare's shortest tragedy. So enamoured is director Justin Kurzel of his Highland landscape...

Ophelia Among The Flowers by Redon

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Odilon Redon’s Ophelia Among The Flowers is one of the many pastels that take Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet as their subject. But this early twentieth-century piece,...

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

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In the perpetual twilight of the woodland world, trees loom like sinister monoliths out of the gloom. Leaf-mould partially obscures a discarded garment, or...

Review | We Live in an Ocean of Air by Marshmallow...

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SALON at Saatchi Gallery welcomes you into a dark room illuminated by two screens, two windows into a peaceful and majestic forest. The screens...

Review | Top Girls at the National Theatre

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One of the great things about Caryl Churchill is her use of history to explore the present and anticipate the future. This can be...

William Eggleston: Portraits

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William Eggleston wrote far better than most writers write. He wrote without words through his portraits as fleeting and resonant as a Carver story....

Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain by Barney Norris

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What is ‘home’? A person? A place? A feeling of belonging? These are the questions that run through Barney Norris’s debut novel like a finely...

Review | Exhilarating Magus: Myth and Poetics in Stephen Yenser’s Stone...

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Stone Fruit, Stephen Yenser’s highly anticipated third collection published by Waywiser, dazzles, delights, and enchants with its wordplay, predilection for sound effects, and linguistic...

Review | Keith Vaughan: On Pagham Beach, Photographs and Collages from...

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  It is hard for those brought up in a world of gender fluidity, with debates about who has the right to use which bathroom,...

Review | Exposure by Olivia Sudjic

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Exposure, Olivia Sudjic, Pensinsula Press, 2018, pp. 127, £6 Exposure, the new book by Olivia Sudjic, elegantly dissects the multi-layered web of anxieties particular to...

Review | Normal People by Sally Rooney

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Sally Rooney’s long-awaited second novel “Normal People” burst onto the scene last month, and has been making waves in the literary world since its...

Stranger, Baby by Emily Berry

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Freud is dangerous territory for poets. He did more than just make his mark on the literature of the twentieth century: he cross-hatched it....

Quotidian Queerness

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The great strength of this exhibition is its demonstration of the ubiquitous nature of queer art and culture. Timed to remind us that it...

Pearl by Simon Armitage

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Simon Armitage’s new translation of the fourteenth-century poem Pearl follows his energetic 2008 translation of the same anonymous poet’s Sir Gawain and the Green...

9 of Europe’s Best Bookshops

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A good bookshop can be many different things - a haven from the world, a counter-cultural space, and a meeting point for friends, as...

Happiness by Jack Underwood

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‘Sometimes your sadness is a yacht’ is the title of the fourth poem in Jack Underwood’s recently published collection Happiness. Highlighting early on in...

Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends at the National Portrait Gallery

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According to a new exhibition of Howard Hodgkin’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, one of the artist’s principal concerns throughout his sixty-five year...

Falling Awake by Alice Oswald

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'The whole challenge of poetry', Alice Oswald once wrote, 'is to keep language open, so that what we don't yet know can pass through...

Review | Salvador Dali At Home

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Salvador Dali At Home, Jackie De Burca, Quarto, 2018, pp. 176, Hardcover, £25 Salvador Dali at Home is a book that seeks to unveil the places...

David Hockney at Tate Britain

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Visiting a gallery in London during the February half term is a rookie error. In a bid to occupy restless children, and driven inside...

Picasso: Minotaurs and Matadors at the Gagosian

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The Minotaur was a key figure in Picasso’s imagination and art, so much so that the artist once remarked that ‘If all the ways...
We'll Never Have Paris, ed. Andrew Gallix, Repeater Books, May 2019

Review | We’ll Never Have Paris ed. Andrew Gallix

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“The failure of the English revolution… is all around us: in the Westminster constitution, in Ireland, and poisoning English attitudes to Europe”. — London, Patrick...

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