Pearls Exhibition, V&A

  I’ve never really given it a thought – how a pearl is made, at least not until I went to the extensive Pearls exhibition...

Ibsen’s Ghosts

Ghosts, currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston brings Stephen Unwin’s (who is also the creative director of this play) translation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1800s...
The Artist – Stephen B Whatley with Amanda C.Dickie, publicist at Westminster Cathedral Preview

Paintings From Prayer

Stephen B Whatley’s work is featured on our August/September front cover and on Thursday I went to his private preview entitled ‘Paintings From Prayer’...

Designing Antiquity by Stephanie Moser

Apart from its scholarly and visual merits, this study deserves recognition as the second book-length work about Owen Jones, the once-famous Victorian architect and...

David Bowie Is at the V&A

The ‘David Bowie Is’, currently on at the V&A until mid-August. I went to the late show on a Friday after work, a stone’s...

Audrey Niffenegger at the Southbank Centre

I was lucky enough to be in the audience of Audrey Niffenegger’s talk on Monday 27th May. Here, she talked openly to the audience...
Image from film set of Il Divo

The Problem with Paolo Sorrentino by George Hull

The work of Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino combines a compelling visual style with a unique sensitivity for psychological subtleties. The five feature-length films he...

The Modern Eye – Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern

‘Without anxiety and sickness I would have been a rudderless ship…’ – E. Munch At any given time of the year, somewhere on the continent, there...

Fragment of the Fringe: a Reflection. By Oliver Wood

The fringe, so say the mummers, has become over-commercialised in recent years. Too many agents, too much spin, a lack of government support, not...

Men at Work

Holland Park Opera: Tchaikovsky, Yevgeny Onegin and Verdi, Falstaff The Merry Wives of Windsor is a very dull play indeed. We can be grateful for...
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...

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