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  Early summer at the Jerwood Gallery sees it hosting a major retrospective of the work of renowned Anglo–German artist Paul Feiler, the first since his death in 2013. Spanning sixty years of work, the exhibition includes figurative pieces from the 1940s, abstracts from the 1950s and 1960s and Feiler’s more geometric work and perspex … Continue readings

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  ARTIST, STORYTELLER, FEMINIST, WOMEN’S ACTIVIST, wife, mother, Dame, the labels are many and varied for Paula Rego. The Boy Who Loved the Sea and Other Stories, Rego’s first major UK exhibition in 10 years, opened at the Jerwood Gallery in October 2017. The show’s title comes from a short story by Portuguese writer Hélia … Continue readings

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  PIER OF THE YEAR AND NOW the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Award 2017 – the accolades just keep coming for Hastings Pier. A community-led project, designed and restored by London-based architects dRMM (Alex de Rijke, Philip Marsh and Sadie Morgan), the pier is, in RIBA president Ben Derbyshire’s words, a … Continue readings

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  IF THERE’S SUCH A THING AS A LITERARY IT GIRL, KATE PERRY surely must fit the bill. The author of more than 30 books, mostly romance, Perry is a self-confessed tutu-sporting, Champagne swilling Black Belt, who loves nothing more than having fun. She’s the kind of girl you want to be in your gang … Continue readings

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  Iconic American folksinger and civil-rights activist Pete Seeger sadly passed away on Monday evening. Seeger, who was 94, was key to the development of the 20th-century folk–political music movement, influencing musicians ranging from Bob Dylan and Don MacLean to Billy Bragg and Bruce Springsteen. The latter’s 2006 album We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions … Continue readings

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  Night Mail, the GPO Film Unit’s 1936 documentary, seemingly had everything going for it from the start – from its directors Harry Watt and Basil Wright, narrators John Grierson and Stuart Legg to the poem that WH Auden wrote especially for it and the music score composed by a 23-year-old Benjamin Britten. The GPO … Continue readings