• Hull and High Water 16 Jun 17

    An impressive if intimidating raft of Hullonians has been corralled to celebrate the city’s 2017 City of Culture accolade, and when I step off the train at Hull’s Paragon Transport Interchange... Read More

  • A Whole World in Himself 2 Jun 17

    To some, it’s known simply as The Wave, or The Great Wave. It’s a wood-block print that has so transcended national boundaries that it has become an international motif, ideal for recycling as... Read More

  • The Wonder of Walliams 2 Jun 17

    It’s one of the hottest days of the year, with the unexpectedly glorious sunshine lending a Mediterranean feel as crowds gather to line the high street of the normally sleepy village of Chorleywood... Read More

  • 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

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