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 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 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 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.
By Freya Thomas. Heralded as a ‘once in a generation opportunity’, the British Library’s latest exhibition brings together an incredible collection of manuscripts and artefacts covering a span of six-hundred years.
By Freya Thomas. One of the most startling and unusual tributes to the war can be found in my local parish church, St Mary’s in Swaffham Prior. These stained-glass windows illustrate something unique: a remembrance of the war as it was.
If you fancy exploring Durham’s independent bookshop scene, a good place to start would be a small step off Saddler street to an antiquated venue with an abundance of charm – The People’s Bookshop.