The Norwich School of Painting at Norwich Castle. Founded in 1803 by John Crome (1768-1821) and Robert Ladbrooke (1768-1842), the Norwich Society of Artists, later joined by John Sell Cotman (1782-1842) was the first English artistic movement outside London. Of far greater than merely regional influence, it can be credited with establishing the views […]
Leopoldstadt Wyndham’s Theatre until October 30th 2021 Tom Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt would have been better as a TV mini-series rather than this sprawling, over-populated two and a quarter hour play without an intermission. It is a long watch and although eminently worthwhile, feels too much like a history lesson.
Bags: Inside Out Victoria and Albert Museum Until 19 January 2022 The functional use of bags has a symbolic significance that is thoroughly explored in this V&A exhibition.
* The Autumn 2021 issue of London Grip New Poetry features: *Jim C Wilson *P W Bridgman * Sue Wallace-Shaddad *Kurt Luchs *Phil Dunkerley *Kevin Cahill *Mark Mansfield *Martin Bennett *Tim Kiely * Owen Gallagher * Sally Michaelson *Kathy Pimlott *Barry Smith *Gillie Robic * Jackson *Flourish Joshua *Robert Beveridge *Loukia Borrell *Robert Etty * […]
The Regency Wardrobe at Firle Place. Review by Barbara Lewis. Two centuries after the Regency period officially ended, Jane Austen adaptations and the U.S. series Bridgerton have revived passions for Empire waistlines, corsets and fetching bonnets.
Poetry review – THE TASTE OF STEEL / THE SMELL OF SNOW: Edmund Prestwich explores a double volume of poems by Danish poet Pia Tafdrup (translated by David McDuff)