America’s Cool Modernism

America’s Cool Modernism

If your penchant is for figures in a landscape, or even just figures, then steer clear of Oxford for the next five months, or, at least the exhibition currently showing at the Ashmolean. Hard-edged, geometric cityscapes fight with hard-edged rural scenes of barns, silos and grain elevators. There are some...

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Somnai, Somnai

Somnai, Somnai

Culturally, we’re in a weird place with VR technology. Virtual Reality has been a staple of science fiction stories since the fifties and as a result, along with flying cars, cryogenic freezing and sex robots (depressingly for civilisation, sex robots seem to be the technology that is advancing the fastest),...

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Review: Isle of Dogs

Review: Isle of Dogs

The legendary Japanese director Akira Kurosawa (of Rashamon and Seven Samurai fame) was so obsessive about his set design that he made sure that any cupboard or wardrobe that appeared in a scene would be fully stocked with period appropriate items, even if the scene didn’t call for the cupboard...

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Death of a Hunter

Death of a Hunter

Death of a Hunter By Rolf Hochhuth Finborough Theatre Sunday, Monday, Tuesday until 17 April. admin@finboroughtheatre.co.uk At the age of sixty-one, Ernest Hemingway had attained the pinnacle in any writer’s life; winning a Pullitzer Prize in 1953 and a Nobel Prize for Literature the following year for The Old Man and...

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Ready Player One

Ready Player One

Once upon a time (or a long time ago in a galaxy far away if you’d prefer) the world was a cruel place to live for nerds. Bullied frequently, their interests: superheroes, videogames, Dungeons and Dragons were derided as simultaneously childish and hopelessly impenetrable. There was little sympathy to be...

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Special Forces: In The Shadows at the National Army Museum

Special Forces: In The Shadows at the National Army Museum

It is a year since the National Army Museum had its makeover, funded in part by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and it has transformed what was a rather dingy and dusty old mausoleum, to a light and airy, twenty-first century, rock’n’roll, razzamattazz display of film posters, neon signs, interactive consoles,...

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Review: Liquid Traces

Review: Liquid Traces

By Berit Barsch Berit is an 17-year-old German exchange student currently doing two weeks of work experience at KCW Today. On Tuesday, the 20th of March 2018 the Migration Museum at the Workshop, located at 26 Lambeth High Street SE1 7AG London, showed two movies about different cases of migration...

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Westminster resident showcases art in first solo exhibition

Westminster resident showcases art in first solo exhibition

Westminster resident Geraldine Crimmins is currently artist in residence at Old Diorama Arts Centre, where she showcases her art in her first solo exhibition, ‘Painted Ladies’, in April.   Geraldine turned her life around by returning to education and enrolling on an art course in 2013 at Westminster Adult Education...

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All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life

Tate Britain  Admission £19.50 www.tate.org.uk I emerged from Tate’s ‘landmark exhibition’, thinking ‘what was that all about?’ They informed us that it ‘celebrates how artists have captured the intense experience of life in paint.’ Is that not what artists tend to do anyway, other than abstract expressionists? There are certainly...

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Review: Madison Beer at the 02 Academy

Review: Madison Beer at the 02 Academy

By Luisa Polch Luisa is an 17-year-old German exchange student currently doing two weeks of work experience at KCW Today. Madison Beer is a 19-year old Pop- singer from the US who became famous by being discovered through her YouTube videos by Justin Bieber which should give readers an impression...

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