Winner of the Portico Prize 2020 for her debut novel Saltwater, writer Jessica Andrews talks to our arts contributor Rebecca Clark about her journey into writing, the joy of podcasts, the importance of space in relation to creativity, representation in the arts for working class northern writers and much more.
In Alice Procter’s new book, The Whole Picture, Sumaya Kassim finds a smart, accessible and brilliantly structured work that encourages readers to go beyond the grand architecture of cultural institutions and see the problematic colonial histories behind them.
How many star constellations do you know? And if you know any, can you see them in the city where most of us live? Environment editor Florence Hazrat talks to light-researcher Dr Annette Krop-Benesch on the impending loss of our night sky, and what we can do about it.
After viewing Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition, British Surrealism, Jennifer Brough reflects on one of the west’s most disruptive art movements, its elitism, and how women surrealists are gradually being given the space they deserve.
In these two hauntingly evocative poems, Elodie Rose Barnes captures the sensuous, creative spirit of night and the tumultuous relationships of Djuna Barnes and Thelma Wood, Natalie Barney and Renée Vivien.
Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch revive one of the late choreographer’s original and most startling works. In Bluebeard, relationships between men and women are laid bare in all their ugliness and beauty.