Kneehigh’s Dead Dog in a Suitcase (and other Love Songs), five stars.
Zach Mayford, Print Arts and Lit Editor, interviews Lucy Rivers about the upcoming show, ‘Dead Dog in A Suitcase’.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I just finished a Creative Writing course here in Exeter, which was lovely. It doesn’t make me art, or an artist, but it did make me create things and pore over them religiously. The last week of the course was entirely dedicated to the art of editing and raising awareness of the weirdness and clumsiness […]
Morbidly chuckle-raising and intelligent in its silliness, EUTCo’s ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ was a laugh for even the theatrically inexperienced like me. The Uni Theatre Company exhumed the body of this wartime classic and paraded it across the Barnfield Theatre to bemused and rapturous applause. Looking at the character sheet, the play is essentially the […]
There is no reason to ban a book. If a book spreads or incites hatred, then put a warning on the cover. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H. Lawrence does not meet these criteria, yet it was heavily censored in Britain for over 30 years. The novel had the people in charge worried: worried that it […]