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Difficult Cup

  after Wu Hao’s Duke Cups The china cup is frilled at the rim like tired lace and all over it ceramic tentacles extend to whisper if you drink...

My London

Henry Eliot is a writer. Since 2011 he has run the map-magazine Curiocity with Matt Lloyd-Rose, available in bookshops across London and online at...

Girl in the Blue Pool

  I am years back and full of echoes. Chlorine, urine, raucous cuff of voices on broken surface. A boy on the edge rowdily teeters and you, knees flexed,...

The Invisibility of Beauty

The 56th Biennale di Venezia (various artists and venues until 22 November 2015) Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited (New Edition), Sarah Quill, Ashgate, 2015, 256pp....

Love and Judgement

L’Amore dei Tre Re, Italo Montemezzi, Opera Holland Park, July 22nd – August 1st. In early 1939, with the threat of war intensifying, the Italian...

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