Poetry review – CANTICLE: Thomas Ovans is pleasantly surprised by the scope, depth and approachability of Murray Bodo’s poetry
Poetry review – PERFORMANCE RITES: James Roderick Burns admires Barry Smith’s exploration of the overlap between art and nature
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2022. Review by Carla Scarano. ‘Climate’ is the theme of the Summer Exhibition 2022 at the Royal Academy of Arts, an unmissable event. The urgency of the climate crisis and global warming has inspired interesting and original pieces that sometimes explore and at other times defy and protest against such an important issue that is putting at risk our life on the planet.
THE SECRET OF THE OLD RED PHONE BOOTH: Sarah Lawson is reminded of some children’s books from former generations The old red phone booth on Lewisham Way is a great way to get rid of books. Someone might like them; this is a very mixed London neighbourhood and there are a couple of colleges nearby. […]
A Blonde in Love / Black Peter (Milos Forman). Review by Alan Price. Black Peter is one of the first early sixties films of covert dissent and ushered in a new kind of Czech cinema. But A Blonde in Love is Forman’s even more confident realisation of his original tender, angry and humane authorship. Both are essential viewing.
Prom 20. Review by Julia Pascal. The night of the male Modernists opened with a tribute to Harrison Birtwistle’s Sonance Severance 2000, a three minute composition which is as huge in its effect as it is brief in its length.