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Why we wanted to take over River’s Edge

~ A few months ago we got asked to curate/guest edit/take over/mess-up River’s Edge for a week. We said ‘yes!’   It seemed like a fun idea (and it has been). So we got our thinking caps on and planned out the kind of week we wanted to take you on. So what is important in a...
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Odes to Jez

~ A collection of poems dedicated to Jeremy Corbyn and his politics has been published online.   Poets for Corbyn features 20 writers including Michael Rosen, Pascale Petit, Nicholas Murray and Ian Pindar. It begins with what the publisher described as a “caustic assessment of austerity Britain”, by Tom Pickard. The book is edited...
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From human to beast: transformations in literature

~ One of the most famous on-screen transformations in film is the first such scene in ‘An American Werewolf in London’.     The film, from 1981, is one of the few to successfully hybridise the genres of comedy and horror and this is effectively exemplified in this set-piece sequence. Bobby Vinton’s ‘Blue Moon’...
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Riot of colour

~ A new exhibition draws from punk rock, feminism, and Indian folklore to explore issues of identity.   Artist Deedee Cheriel‘s work comprises narratives based in identity and mythology.  Originally from India, Cheriel’s Natural Resource paintings explore figuration, colour and textures, while capturing moments in time. Water, fire, stone, air, and lush gardens contextualize...
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Will an illustrated ‘Finnegans Wake’ enlighten readers?

~ James Joyce’s last and – some say mostly impenetrable – novel is being republished in illustrated form. The book has been reimagined by artist John Vernon Lord for the Folio Society.   Joyce, born in Dublin in 1882, moved to Paris in 1902, where he devoted himself to writing. Much of the rest of...
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