Laura Hackett talks to acclaimed writer Sinéad Gleeson about uplifting the literary voices and stories of Irish women, art as a means to communicate pain and the role of storytelling during 2018’s historic referendum.
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.
Breach Theatre present their award-winning play, It’s True, It’s True, It’s True, about the Baroque artist Artemisia Gentileschi, her poignant paintings and the sexual assault trial that shook Renaissance Rome.