Heath Robinson Museum exterior by Tom Fish

  • The Maker's Art 19 May 17

    It’s easy to imagine, in a world in which everything seems to happen online, that contemporary artist-makers are relying on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and the like to get their work seen. In... Read More

  • Making More of Moore 21 Apr 17

    Perry Green, Henry Moore’s former home and workplace, near Much Hadham in East Hertfordshire, is barely 25 miles from central London… and yet there is a palpable sense of shedding the city and all... Read More

  • Kilkenny Kudos 7 Apr 17

    Six hundred and fifty years ago, the Anglo-Irish parliament, based in those days at Kilkenny Castle, was struggling to subordinate the native Irish. The Statutes of Kilkenny were just one attempt to... Read More

  • The War Between Good and Evil 10 Mar 17

    “I wanted”, explains artist and sculptor Nathan Sawaya, “to do something about good and evil – and what could be better than working with heroes and villains… these are the iconic characters... Read More

  • Love, Loss and the Big Picture 24 Feb 17

    There can’t be many people who have never googled the meaning of their first name but novelist Dinah Jefferies is one. The best-selling author of romantic, sometimes bitter sweet, novels set in... Read More

  • A Retrospective of the Future 10 Feb 17

    When Peter Crouch, the venerable, well-liked Stoke City striker, scored his 100th Premier League goal at the start of this month, he celebrated by doing his trademark ‘robot dance.’ Involving a... Read More

  • Playing with Perspective 10 Feb 17

    There is, indicated art critic Charlotte Mullins on Radio 4’s Front Row, an odd sense in which David Hockney has been under the radar recently. Of course, there have been substantial shows (two at... Read More

  • Brain Training 10 Feb 17

    successful singer, instrumentalist, lyricist and composer Phillipa Leigh studied at the world-renowned Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, has performed at top venues around the country, including... Read More

  • A Lille French Gem 27 Jan 17

    “Lille? Isn’t that where the largest slag heap in Europe is?” The dubious look from my partner sends me straight to Google. Yes, Lille is indeed near the vast coal belts of France’s... Read More

  • How To Talk So That Everyone Listens 27 Jan 17

    From its first words, Shtum plunges the reader into a perfect storm of intolerable circumstances: a doubly incontinent ten-year-old, non-verbal and frequently violent; parents at the end of their... Read More

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