By Beth Loveless. Described by Michael Morpurgo as “the most life-enhancing book you could ever wish to read”, “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit” remains continually relevant to the world we live in now.
By Freya Thomas. David Černý is an artist you cannot escape in Prague, for his sculptures are found everywhere. Yet his work is extremely controversial.
By Sherlock Shi. The great thing about music is that there is something for everybody. Sherlock talks about how he discovered and fell in love with electronic pop music.
By Freya Thomas. You may have heard of Andy Warhol, but have you heard of Eduardo Paolozzi? The incredible artist combines modern machinary and popular culture in his artwork and had a big part in inspiring the Pop Art movement.
By Eleanor Dye. Edward Muir wrote poetry at the beginning of the 20th Century, but his works contain powerful visions of ecological disaster that are almost prophetic of our situation today.
By Eleanor Dye. Sanditon is Austen’s unfinished novel from 1817. Now that the overlooked novel is making its way to our screens we take a look at why it deserves more credit.
By Lucy Mainwaring-Parr. Melissa McCarthy’s name, since her standout appearance in the slap-stick comedy Bridesmaids in 2011, has grown synonymous with screwball performances and incredulous plots. But her new serious biopic may be one of the best performances of her career.
By Freya Thomas. Rhys’ position as a feminist writer may be debated but it cannot be denied that her novels craft strong and authentic voices for their female protagonists and give a narrative to those denied one on the basis of race and / or gender.
By Eleanor Dye. February saw two performances of ‘Northanger Abbey’ by Castle Theatre Company in Durham Castle that immersed the audience in the world of Austen.
By Freya Thomas. Janet Rogers first began her glass-work as a hobby, when she bought a soldering iron to make a stained-glass window for her front door. Ten years on and she now runs the Crushed Chilli Gallery, a beautiful space in which she creates, displays and sells her daring and colourful art work.