Arts

Rex Quondam Rex Que Futurus: Why We Should All Love the Arthurian Legend, Despite its Most Recent Adaptation

If you are enrolled on the SED’s Arthurian Literature course, you may agree with me when I say it has been a greatly enjoyable, but also greatly varied experience. We […]

Art in Moment and Motion

The online gallery, NoonPowell has brought art back into the homes and hearts of private collectors with their first exhibit in the space of a West-London home last month. Away […]

The Obamas: unusual portraits for an unusual presidency

For years, the official paintings of the USA’s former Commander-in-Chief’s at the National Portrait Gallery comprised white presidents painted by white artists. It comes as no surprise, then, that the […]

Member of the Family by Dianne Lake

“At 14 I became one of Charles Manson’s girls. At 17 I helped put him in prison.” On December 13th 1971, cult leader Charles Manson was convicted of first-degree murder […]

Clockwork Orange and the Politics of Art

It’s been 46 years since the release of Kubrick’s sensationally violent film, A Clockwork Orange, based upon Burgess’s equally strange novel of the same title. The book is a dystopian […]

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir

Hotel Silence by Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir: A reflective and uplifting novel about second chances – a must-read!   For Jónas, life has not been what he thought it would be. […]

Five artists who died too early (and whose expositions you should pay a visit to)

Do all great artists die early? Do their deaths contribute to their fame/legacy? These thoughts pass through everyone’s mind when one of their favourite artists dies, be it Michael Jackson, […]

A Corner of my Heart by Mark Seaman

A Corner of my Heart by Mark Seaman: a heart-warming story of love and survival under the cruellest conditions – a must-read! At just seven weeks old, Mary is given […]

The Araniello Show

“Wing disability, drink disability, wear disability, fake disability, snog disability, f**k disability.” – Katherine Araniello. Me and my mug of tea were part of the most diverse audience I had ever […]