Illustrious clubs and night spots in Mexico, Iran, Nigeria and numerous European cities are celebrated – and recreated – in the Barbican’s latest exhibition, Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art.
Kassem Eid’s memoir moves through life in pre-war Syria to his time as a FSA resistance fighter and beyond. Beautifully written, captivating and horrific in equal parts, My Country: A Syrian Memoir is a must read, writes Clarissa Hjalmarsson.
Melissa Edmundson’s short story collection, Women’s Weird, is full of literary greats such as Edith Wharton, May Sinclair and Edith Nesbit. Their stories are packed with ghosts, ghouls and weird occurrences, but, says Gabriela Frost, the most chilling aspect is the social treatment of women.
In her essay, Alice Hill-Woods discusses the positioning of self in the spaces and places of Ann Quin’s short story, ‘Eyes that Watch Behind the Wind’, which is part of her recently published collection, The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments.
Serendipity’s BHM Live showcases work by some of the best choreographers from the dance world to date. But these breathtaking performances should be seen every day, all year round, not just during Black History Month, writes Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou.
Two exhibitions at the British Museum and Watts Gallery strive to re-contextualise European Orientalism and emphasise artistic relationships between east and west, but do they succeed? asks our arts writer Miriam Al Jamil.