Tag Archives: book

Plywood, sci-fi and famously bad films

On my July MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Good wood Delve into the history and pioneering future of plywood at the V&A Don’t miss: The final frontier The Barbican goes sci-fi, from rare film and books to a Black Mirror installation … Continue reading

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All Change Please, Lucy Kerbel

Another week, another dispiriting gender equality statistic, as research by The Stage reveals 75% of West End musicals staged in the past decade had no women on their writing teams; removing jukebox shows from the equation, just 9% featured music by female composers. … Continue reading

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Colour, architecture and thrillers

On my June MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: True colours See the world in a new way, thanks to Hella Jongerius’s Design Museum exhibition Don’t miss: Architecture central Highlights of this year’s London Festival of Architecture Commuter corner Amanda … Continue reading

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Giacometti, Hokusai, Paula Hawkins and a feminist podcast

On my May MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Cutting a fine figure Giacometti’s full body of work revealed in a major Tate Modern retrospective Don’t miss: Making waves The British Museum goes beyond Hokusai’s iconic print Commuter corner Paula Hawkins’ Into the Water … Continue reading

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Russian phantoms, American identity and S-Town

On my April MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Russian phantoms The Design Museum resurrects utopian Soviet architecture Don’t miss: American abyss From Edward Hopper to Grant Wood: 1930s Americana at the Royal Academy Commuter corner Samanta Schweblin’s Fever Dream and new podcast … Continue reading

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The Japanese house, Renaissance partners and Exit West

On my March MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: House proud A major survey of post-war Japanese architecture at the Barbican Don’t miss: Brothers in art Michelangelo and Sebastiano’s collaboration explored at the National Gallery Commuter corner Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West and a podcast … Continue reading

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Crossrail treasures, David Hockney and Ali Smith

On my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Digging deep Archaeological treasures unearthed during Crossrail work displayed at the Museum of London Don’t miss: In living colour Tate Britain hosts a major David Hockney retrospective Commuter corner Ali Smith’s Brexit novel Autumn and … Continue reading

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Sex with Strangers, Hampstead Theatre

This is pure titular titillation – a strategy that backfires with this dated, laboured and distinctly unsexy piece. “Serious” writer Olivia (Emilia Fox) at one point bemoans the fact that her failed first novel was falsely marketed as a chick-lit … Continue reading

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Mathematics, Emma Hamilton and The Nix

On my January MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Do the maths The Science Museum’s new gallery, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, shows how sums underpin the modern world Don’t miss: Portrait of a lady Emma Hamilton’s extraordinary life explored at … Continue reading

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Brutus and Other Heroines, Harriet Walter

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan’s Cymbeline and Michelle Terry’s Henry V to Glenda Jackson’s Lear and Phyllida Lloyd’s landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. Read my full BroadwayWorld review here

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