A Conversation With Playwright Flo Read
Arts / Contemporary / Interviews

A Conversation With Playwright Flo Read

By Emily Oldham. Since Flo Read’s Twin Primes won Best Script and Best Production in the 2015 Oxford New Writing Festival, she has gone on to develop several more acclaimed plays. Her work has been performed both nationally and internationally, including at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and 2016. She recently graduated from Oxford University with … Continue reading

Doris Salcedo’s Untitleds
Arts / Contemporary

Doris Salcedo’s Untitleds

By Emily Oldham. Picture a room: spacious, with blank-white walls, it seems the height of impersonality. From this coldness loom dozens of furniture pieces, every crevice suffused by cement, figures of unapologetically brutal beauty. Some contain embedded hair, bone and even clothing. The absence of a body becomes starkly physical; concrete seeps into every inch of … Continue reading

Finding an inner voice through outer expression in the music of Meredith Monk
20th century / Arts / Contemporary

Finding an inner voice through outer expression in the music of Meredith Monk

By George Chambers “Sometimes in the past when I was going to perform a piece again I would listen to old recordings and try to reproduce the material. This time I realized that carrying around old information, trying to get everything in, and still be in the moment just doesn’t work.”  Meredith Monk The compositional … Continue reading

Kate Mosse: the other Kate
Arts / Contemporary

Kate Mosse: the other Kate

By Clarissa Pabi. Kate Mosse may not canter down catwalks like the other Kate, but she is a model of great importance nonetheless.  A BBC broadcaster, best-selling author, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, co-founder of the “Orange Prize for Fiction” and the “Chichester Writing Festival”, Kate’s contributions to the arts go on ad infinitum.  … Continue reading

‘If I have any goal in fashion, it is to help women express their strength.’ – Diane von Fürstenberg
20th century / Arts / Contemporary

‘If I have any goal in fashion, it is to help women express their strength.’ – Diane von Fürstenberg

By Rosie Pigott Perhaps one the most inspiring women in the history of fashion is Diane von Fürstenberg: creative designer, powerful entrepreneur and a firm believer in female independence. In 1976 she was described by Newsweek as the ‘new icon of female liberation and the most marketable designer since Coco Chanel’ following the release of … Continue reading