Stories of the towns, stories of the streets

20 July 2017 // Art //Poetry

Robin Turner assesses Fatherland and Street Poem, the Karl Hyde works showcased at Manchester International Festival earlier this month I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched Karl Hyde perform on stage. I first saw him front Underworld in 1993 at a half-full Venus in Nottingham, my first assignment as their newly-employed press […]

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The Present Topography: Landscape Found

9 July 2017 // Art //Landscape

An incomplete survey of the landmass, drawn on foot by Maxim Peter Griffin 1. People drifting, following the tracks – mammoth ways northward Across what becomes the Channel and the German Sea into uplands A fresh territory – the hunting is good The glaciers are receding and these grasses make for good grazing Stay quarter […]

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A Whistle-Stop Tour of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

12 June 2017 // Art

Words and pictures: Diva Harris A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be invited on a guided tour of the Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle. There are four arts spaces which make up the group: Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, The Henry Moore Institute, and Leeds Art Gallery (these last two are next […]

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Ancient Landscapes

28 May 2017 // Art //Landscape

Luke Turner delves into British Art – Ancient Landscapes, the Salisbury Museum exhibition bringing together 250 years of artistic responses to the British landscape. A still from the Derek Jarman film ‘A Journey To Avebury’ The landscape around Salisbury is some of the most resonant in England, not despite the heavy interference of humans over […]

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Sterna: a poem by Jelle Cauwenberghs

20 May 2017 // Art //Poetry

The wall is a silent witness. The wall is an altar and an anvil. Claw hammer. Sea chisel. Skull cap. Sooty nail. The wall bristles, blooms like a fever dream, say a Santa Cruz beehive cactus.

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