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Art capsule: echoes of ’87

Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous pop artist of the twentieth century, passed away in his sleep from sudden post-operative arrhythmia after gallbladder surgery...

Review: Twenty Something @ The Bike Shed Theatre

Freya Bardell bursts onto the stage, gyrating to the Pussycat Dolls’ 'When I Grow Up'. I would say I was surprised, but then the...

Wherefore art thou 1987?

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, Watchmen was intended to showcase the unique artistic power...

“Britain’s rich literary tapestry”: art and UK Black History Month

In the spirit of Black History Month, I’d like to take a moment (or several) to put a spotlight on the works created by...

Review: Howie the Rookie @ The Barnfield Theatre

Mark O'Rowe's 1999 play, 'Howie the Rookie', is a frantic and tangled tale set in the midst of working-class Dublin. The two monologues that comprise...

Review: Hedda Gabler

How exactly does one adapt a play for a modern audience without losing too much of the flavour of the original? Frequently termed the...

Nobel prize in literature 2017: Kazuo Ishiguro receives award

Having chosen, amidst considerable controversy, to award last year’s Nobel prize in literature to singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, those waiting for this year’s announcement were...

Review: Izindava @ Exeter Northcott

Haunting backlights, dark silhouettes and convicting voiceovers - the implications of deeper truths and knowledge are hardly deficient in Bawren Tavaziva’s Izindava. The dancers...

Exeter’s first Translation! Festival serves up a feast of linguistic delights

A year in the planning, the inaugural Translation! Festival hit Exeter on Friday 29th September across a variety of city centre venues and-appropriately enough-on the International...

Review: Katherine Ryan @ Reading Festival

Ah, Reading Festival. Like a crèche for giddy 16 year olds clutching their GCSE results in one hand and a can of Dark Fruits...