Wife by Tiphanie Yanique

Intimacy and infidelity, warmth and vacuousness, possessed and free. These are all the paradoxes that are found, lost, and found again in Tiphanie Yanique’s...

Review | Focus Kazakhstan: Postnomadic Mind

Stepping into Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, originally built in 1890 to power the machinery of industrial London, the similarities between the history of the...

Review | A Walk Through Essex Road IV at Tintype

  When walking the streets of London, its minor and major roads, its arteries and veins, begin to enmesh themselves with the walker’s brain. Over...

Matisse in the Studio at Royal Academy of Arts

‘My life is between the walls of my studio’, Matisse once declared. Matisse in the Studio, currently showing at the Royal Academy of Arts,...

Review | A Perfect Mirror by Sarah Corbett

In the increasingly urbanised world in which we live, as encapsulated by 'The Commute', the first poem in Sarah Corbett's latest collection, A Perfect...

Review | James Cook: The Voyages at The British Library

By Charlie Allen James Cook: The Voyages, British Library, 69 Euston Road, NW1 2DB It is appropriate that an exhibition about nautical exploration should take place...
The Fear of Breathing

The Fear of Breathing. By James Denselow

Over sixteen months into the unrest in Syria a true picture of events on the ground is still hard to ascertain. This is partly...

Review | Known Unknowns at The Saatchi Gallery

In the current exhibit at the Saatchi Gallery, Known Unknowns, you are not meant to know of the artists. If you do, you’re missing...

A FIRST WORLD PROBLEM

Theatre503 is a small, intimate and rather quirky theatre found in The Latchmere pub, a short walk away from Clapham Junction Station. ‘A First...

Review | Women Talking by Miriam Toews

It seems ironic that a work so concerned with the female voice should be written from a man's perspective. But this is the contradiction...

Review | End of the Pier at the Park Theatre

Review | End of the Pier by Danny Robins By Francis Beckett Mike is a successful stand-up comic with his own television show.  His father Bobby...

Adventures in Moominland at Southbank Centre

“What do you know of the Moomins: the books, the television series, or maybe you just recognize the characters?” That was one of the first...
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Calcutta by Amit Chaudhuri

Calcutta: Two Years in the City, Amit Chaudhuri, Union Books, 2013, 320pp, £16.99, (Hardback)   The modern megacity is characterised by head-aching enigmas and unbridgeable contradictions....

David Hockney at Tate Britain

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

Bram Bogart at the Saatchi Gallery

SALON, Saatchi Gallery’s commercial exhibition space, launched earlier this year with a fascinating show by the post-war Japanese artist, Tsuyoshi Maekawa, and in keeping...

The Trials of Oscar Wilde, Trafalgar Studios II

The Trials of Oscar Wilde is currently showing for its last week at Trafalgar Studios, formerly Whitehall Theatre. It is co-written by John O’Connor...

Miss Saigon by Heather Wells

Miss Saigon, Prince Edward Theatre, January 2015 Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Miss Saigon, currently on at the Prince Edward theatre, answers the public plea...

Review | Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel by...

Sons and Lovers: The Biography of a Novel Neil Roberts, Clemson University Press   As the subtitle to this literary study indicates, Neil Roberts offers a...

Sargent: The Watercolours at the Dulwich Picture Gallery

John Singer Sargent is best known as a painter of portraits in oil. Since childhood, however, he was also a keen watercolorist, and a...

Lisa Brice at the Stephen Friedman Gallery

In 1959 Yves Klein wrote: “blue has no dimensions.” For him, all other colours could be relegated to specific associative ideas that they arouse....

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

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...

New Voices from the Tower Hamlets Schools

SLAMbassadors Showcase, 14th July 2016 Close your eyes, and try to remember the last time a thirteen-year-old implored you to 'rise up and change the...

The Human Factor v Matisse by Richard Warburton

The Southbank Centre is currently hosting the emetic Festival of Love under whose banner falls a twenty five year retrospective, The Human Factor. On...

Joel Shapiro at Pace London

Walking into the Joel Shapiro exhibition at the Pace gallery is like entering a painting, as a friend of mine said when she first...

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