Mike Leigh’s Abigail’s Party occupies a fond place in British popular culture not usually reserved for either plays or pieces of cultural criticism. Which is exactly what it is, a play which critiques both the pretensions to culture and...
Dougie and I like to think of ourselves as a pair of fairly cultured swines. When we heard that the UEA orchestra and choir were performing Verdi’s Requiem in town, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to pootle down and...
Ian Kelly jokes at the start of our interview that to remember him from his very brief appearance in Harry Potter as Hermonie’s dad, perhaps slightly undermines his academic credentials: and it is true. While Ian’s acting career has...
When we think of crime fiction, we tend to think of gritty US cities and tired detectives in trench coats. But the themes of crime fiction (murder, suspicion and police politics, among others) are universal, and as such, do...
Creative Arts Therapy focuses on the use of creative forms such as drama, music and visual arts to portray emotions that an individual may find difficult to articulate through conventional methods. Although it was originally used by psychologists to...
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....