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Joseph Brooker on the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

Joseph Brooker on the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich Just to the North of the old centre of Munich is an expanse of land hosting several major art galleries. They include the Alte Pinakothek (apparently holding Old Masters, though I’ve not been in), the Neue Pinakothek

Daragh Carville in conversation with Ian Martin

Daragh Carville in conversation with Ian Martin The Storey Institute, Lancaster July 7, 2017 Warning: may contain swearing Comedy writer Ian Martin first came to public attention as the ‘swearing consultant’ for Armando Iannucci’s political satire The Thick of It (2005 – 2012). There’s a

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Martin Eve on Contemporary Slo-Mo Electro

Martin Eve catches up with Contemporary Slo-Mo Electro A certain colleague in the Department of English & Humanities frequently teases me about my love of “banging techno” – as he mischievously terms any bass-heavy contemporary electronic music to which I listen. Nevertheless, and as with

Joseph Brooker on Damsels in Distress and A Quiet Passion.

Joseph Brooker on Damsels in Distress and A Quiet Passion. I happened to see Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress (2011) and Terence Davies’ new film A Quiet Passion (2016) in quick succession, and thought about them together. Stillman became cherished in the 1990s for a

Seda Ilter interviews Lily Hunter Green on Bee Composed Live

Seda Ilter interviews Lily Hunter Green on Bee Composed Live Lily Hunter Green is a musician, composer and visual artist whose work focuses on environment and marginality. Green’s inventive piece Bee Composed (a part of her project Decomposed, exhibited at the Brighton Dome for the Brighton  International Festival,

Seda Ilter on Andy Smith’s Summit (Brighton Festival, 2017)

Seda Ilter on Andy Smith’s Summit (Brighton Festival, 2017)  May 2017: Brexit is happening, the Conservatives repeat their immigration pledge in the election campaign, the NHS is suffering, war in Syria is killing more children every day, global warming is rapidly affecting human lives while