Category Archives: The Arts

Passionate About Paris: The Musée d’Orsay

Courtesy of The Musée d’Orsay

Pondering on Paris (as I so frequently do)  always leads to a yearning for a stroll through the hallowed halls of the Musée d’Orsay – one of my favourite art museums.  So why is it so special?

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Art Review: Pop Art Design

The Pop Art exhibition at the Barbican Centre is a compelling review of this influential art movement and presents the dynamic shift in the relationship between art and design which took place in the 1950s and 60s.

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Film Review: Kill Your Darlings

KYD‘Kill Your Darlings’ is one of a series of recent films about the writers of the Beat Generation and focuses on an event considered by many critics to be the Beats’ darkest moment: the murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr.

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NT Live – Loving The Theatre

The fantastic National Theatre ‘Live’ initiative in which performances from the National Theatre complex on London’s South Bank are screened live to cinemas across the UK on a designated day now includes the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon.

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My Favourite Artist and My Favourite City…

Paris © Barbara Hopkins

Paris
© Barbara Hopkins

Tucked away behind an anonymous black gloss-painted front door in a Georgian terrace, just a stone’s throw from the exclusive emporia of New Bond Street and Savile Row  Continue reading

Playwrights go from page to stage

Are you a playwright looking for encouragement, advice and an opportunity to have your short play performed?  Then look no further as a new Brighton-based theatre production company is looking for you.

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Drawing, Painting? I’m a 404….

Courtesy of The Musee d'Orsay

Drawing? Painting? Nope, my brain’s default code on this one is 404. There’s a communication breakdown in my circuitry that renders two (usually) fairly capable hands quite useless when it comes to producing an image either from imagination, memory or even (horror) a copy.

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