With the General Election upon us, a University of Exeter study has analysed the growing length of party manifestos, highlighting their significance. As of 27 November, it is too late to register to vote in the 2019 general election. A recent Exeter University study suggests that while many register, and many vote, relatively few members […]
An Interview with Hugh Stoddart
Print Arts and Lit Editor, Zach Mayford interviews Hugh Stoddart about ‘To The Lighthouse’.
Poetic Energy Interview with London-based South Asian poet Shareefa Energy Our Editor caught up with Shareefa Energy, a London-based South Asian poet. The up-and coming orator goes from strength to strength, winning awards, working with BBC 1 on her Grenfell poetry, and publishing her debut collection this winter. Q: So after winning the UK Entertainment […]
Dead Dog in a Suitcase Review
Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs), five stars.
Interview for an Upcoming Show: Lucy Rivers from Dead Dog in a Suitcase
Zach Mayford, Print Arts and Lit Editor, interviews Lucy Rivers about the upcoming show, ‘Dead Dog in A Suitcase’.
Poltimore Highlights: A Poltimore-ish Sunday in the Chapel
Zach Mayford, Print Arts and Lit editor, reviews the various events of Poltimore Festival.
He remembers the first time he drove alone. Creeping, clutch down, round the empty car park at the bay. He felt every pebble pop beneath the tires. Back before his test, there was always someone in the passenger seat, telling him to take the next left, telling him to check his mirrors, silently plotting an […]
Art Classes: The Art of Snobbery
Class. Britain is obsessed with it. That divisive taboo, the weird networks of have-mores and have-lesses. Art in Britain often explores this obsession, frequently focussing on the plight of the working-class family, or the perils of class mobility. Author Javaad Alipoor summarises this attitude as the arts world seeing working-class people as a problem to […]
Big Money and The Arts
The Booker Prize Foundation has lost a £1.6 million sponsorship deal with London-based hedge fund managers, The Man Group. Despite the Foundation’s grace under pressure, this is a huge deal in the literary world. In a statement, Thomas Keneally, winner of the prize in 1982, called the chaos a ‘climactic change in over the book […]
Creative Influences or Copyright?
Worthy words on collaboration: Artists like Diana Smith can make digital oil paintings out of computer code; sculptors are laying down their chisels and ordering 3D printers; bands can link produce hits without ever meeting in person. Technology opens new lines of communication and creation, and portals to the art world pop up everywhere: the […]