Festival In A Box

Propositions for Alternative Narratives from Photoworks is a stunning selection of contemporary photography packaged in an appealing and thought-provoking way. Although every piece is of high quality, the work of three women artists in particular stand out: Pixy Liao, Ronan Mckenzie, and Alberta Whittle. Taking inspiration from Dayanita Singh’s portable exhibitions, the show comes in... Continue Reading →

Clay? Chatting With Ceramicists

Human beings have been working with clay for thousands of years; shaping it into figures and using it to make bowls and cups. After attending Potfest ceramic festival at Scone Palace a few months ago, I’ve been increasingly interested in the medium and decided to reach out to some of the vendors whose work I... Continue Reading →

Save The Senate

Save the Senate Festival began with Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of women and non-binary singers who take the Toi Derricotte quote “joy is an act of resistance” to heart. They open with ‘Ella’s Song’, a beautifully simple chant laid over photographs and videos of Black Lives Matter protests and actions. “We who believe in... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on A Fairytale

Like many of us, my favourite Christmas song is ‘Fairytale of New York’ by The Pogues. From the very first lines its sentimentality is grounded in a hard realism, “It was Christmas Eve babe / In the drunk tank / An old man said to me, won't see another one / And then he sang... Continue Reading →

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