The annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is now in its fiftieth year. It is a global showcase of the very best nature photographs and I was absolutely blown away by the finalists on show in a stunning and moving display of their work at the Natural History Museum.
For those unfamiliar with the series, Adventure Time follows human Finn, a "mighty hero" who is compelled to protect good from evil - and he's just 12 years old. Mysteriously parentless, Finn scours the land of Ooo getting into all sorts of scrapes along the way.
Allen Jones' work doesn't really offer us any thing new and further still it rides on the back of the exploitation of women to his benefit. Even more depressingly he seems to have learnt nothing in the past 40 years: his empathetic faculties seem to fail him, as do his technical abilities.
A petition has started. We the people are going to try and get the Canal and River Trust to see sense and let Word on the Water get a permanent home. To give London a lasting bastion for literacy, calm and recycling. Somewhere I can show my children that bookshops are exciting and cool. Where my friend can make a living doing something good for the city.
Artist John Costi was born London 1987, of dual Irish and Cypriot heritage. Working mostly in film, spoken word and performance installation his main concerns are identity and the self plus social and criminal justice.
Back in the 1980s while I was researching my First War novel, Chalkhill Blue, I was sent to meet a solid, gruffly spoken little woman who was reputed to know more about the Western Front than anyone alive
The current Mark Rothko exhibition in The Hague's Gemeentemuseum seems to be the perfect Rothko show. With over 60 works on display - from the early figurative paintings to his very last canvas - the museum has orchestrated a space that combines the epic with the intimate, seamlessly moving from the one to the other.
Shame Chorus will be a live concert event performed at the Freud Museum, and a range of other venues in London and across the UK in 2015. Documentary footage created throughout the project will also form a touring video installation, the Shame Chorus songs will be available to buy as downloads...
The costs of doing a fair are massively high in comparison to the annual rent of a shop. Yet, fairs continue to proliferate.
Many people think about philanthropy in financial terms - a philanthropist being an independently wealthy individual (or family) donating money to a chosen cause for zero return. In other words it's about money freely given (often anonymously) - with no catch - for the greater good of society.
Tweet about your favourite bookshop. Tell others when they are putting on one of their intimate readings, or which book the insightful manager has just recommended. And if you can sneak a story into the local press about your own book and where it can be bought, even better.
Allen Jones is considered to be one of the finest pop artists of the 1960s but as creator of pieces such as Chair and Table, where female sex doll figures are contorted into everyday pieces of furniture, have secured him a reputation as a figure of controversy.
Celebrated artist Grayson Perry has been examining identity and how we define ourselves in his programme on Channel 4, Who Are You? The 14 works of art he created off the back of the interviews and experiences he had on this journey are now on show in a free exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
Keith Haring is a figure that hardly needs an introduction. Eye-catching recognisable style, murals, sculptures, drawings in public spaces - all this intense artistic presence settled firmly into the public consciousness in the early and mid 80s, turning Haring into one of the most celebrated and popularised artists we know.
When Prime Minister, Tony Blair said that it's not the role of business to solve social problems. Business should just get on with the business of making money and leave social issues to others. How things have changed...
This is a lovely little full teacup of a book; light and refreshing yet full of body, a fresh new blend of narrative and anecdote. Paul Chrystal's new book "Tea: A Very British Beverage" offers a satisfying look at the history and cultural impact of tea, ranging from the legends of its discovery...