Leonard Baskin once said ‘The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living’, and what better way to immortalise the deceased than in a painting. Death has always been a prevalent theme in the art world....
My sketchbooks are often a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings removed from their original context and reassembled to create strange and other worldly characters; the more haunting and bizarre the better. Often, when I begin cutting and sticking...
This isn’t really a book, it’s more like an essay, which Adichie based on her earlier TEDtalk of the same name. But, regardless of format or origin, this essay is still well worth a read. It’s relatively short and focuses...
The Sixties, as a decade of indulgence and revolution, represents a somewhat mythological entity within our society. As an era, it spawned an unmistakable cultural revolution, widespread social upheaval and political rebellion and dissent. To the baby boomers of...
If you are a Neil Gaiman fan like me, you will probably know about his latest offering. If not, let me enlighten you. Mr Gaiman is the author of such wonders as Coraline, Stardust and American Gods. He’s a...
Set in the classroom of a secondary school, Extremism tells the story a group of teenagers who have just discovered that their classmate Jamal has been taken by ‘Prevent’, a governmental organisation which aims to prevent people from becoming...