From East London to the East End of Glasgow: We Should Look to Lagos

From East London to the East End of Glasgow: We Should Look to Lagos

Graham Sheffield  20.08.2015
Last month an article in the Economist contended that, despite being "crowded, noisy and violent", Lagos is a positive model for the rest...

The Poise and Beauty of Audrey Hepburn the Focus in New Photography Exhibition

Victoria Sadler  19.08.2015
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon is a major new photography exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery that truly spans the life of...
The View From the Wings, as the Arts and Culture Sector Awaits its Moment in the Spotlight

The View From the Wings, as the Arts and Culture Sector Awaits its Moment in the Spotlight

Deborah Bull  15.08.2015
As things stand, core national funding for arts and culture has already reduced by over £100million (more than a third) since 2009. On...
Science Takes Hold of Contemporary Culture

Science Takes Hold of Contemporary Culture

Ian Blatchford  13.08.2015
Science is not only thriving in contemporary culture it is beginning to dominate too, if queries made by Google users are anything to go...

Review: 'Soundscapes', National Gallery - A Disappointment

Victoria Sadler  12.08.2015
Undoubtedly the stand-out piece of work comes from Jamie XX, who used the pointillist style in Theo van Rysselberghe's Coastal Scene as...

Diasporic Nomads Enchanting London

William Barylo  11.08.2015
Baked aubergines with Welsh rarebit glaze, wild nettle sharbat and Indian raags on a steel stringed guitar... Whilst seeking out original...
Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Shakespeare: Off His T*ts!

Lee Kern  10.08.2015
If Shakespeare smoked a bit of Elizabethan pot then fair enough. But he was also clearly a dude that must have passionately fallen in love...
Give Me A Sign

Give Me A Sign

Ariane Sherine  9.08.2015
Eventually, determined to solve the mystery, I pushed a card through the man's door, explaining that I loved his signs. I asked if I could...
Mindfulness for True Selves: From Brené Brown to Will Young and Back Again

Mindfulness for True Selves: From Brené Brown to Will Young and Back Again

Jana Stefanovska  6.08.2015
We live in a world where we are bombarded by ideal versions of things - the media gives us constant examples of how we can be better and...

Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition

Nicola Shaw  3.08.2015
Amongst the other standout pieces were the coloured walls of the main galleries - the brainchild of the show's coordinator Michael Craig-Martin...
Why I Co-Founded a Festival Dedicated to Discussing Sexual Assault

Why I Co-Founded a Festival Dedicated to Discussing Sexual Assault

Winnie M Li  31.07.2015
Are you one of us? There's millions of us out there. That's a question (and an answer) posed by a group of rape survivors in our recent...

Richard Long: Time and Space at Arnolfini, Bristol

Chris Osburn  30.07.2015
Time and Space, a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long, opens today at the Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol.
Home Office Make Up Criminal Conviction To Deny Chinese Activist A Visa

Home Office Make Up Criminal Conviction To Deny Chinese Activist A Visa

Sarah Ann Harris  30.07.2015
Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been denied a UK visa because he had a “criminal conviction” - despite apparently never having...

Has Social Media Shifted the Balance of Shame

Celina Teague  29.07.2015
I deal with the matter of the hashtag very differently in my show but the train of thought has led me to believe that Twitter is turning...