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BRIGHTON FRINGE: The Thermos Museum – Komedia

The Thermos Museum - Brighton Fringe

Writer: Neil Davidson Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle   For many a thermos flask is just a forgotten picnic item or something that is only remembered on those extra chilly days when you fancy taking hot soup or tea with you. That is of course unless you’re Neil Davidson, and you want to share your avid collection of flasks with ...

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FEATURE: 3045 Variations on The Feast of Venus

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By Maryam Philpott The modern world is obsessed with communication, with being in touch constantly and, digitally at least, sharing every aspect of our lives on social media platforms. Yet major cities like London have never felt lonelier or more isolating and, as someone who has gone through the process of moving and building new relationships in several cities both ...

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EXHIBITION PREVIEW: I Can Not Be Me Without You – Library, Covent Garden

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By Maryam Philpott Often the world surrounding the creation and discussion of art can feel elitist and forbidding; it’s full of elaborate terms, impenetrable explanations of meaning and confusing symbols that seem to exclude the majority from understanding it. Sweep all of that aside, however, and what you’re left with is the work, and whether you have art history degrees ...

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PREVIEW: What Lies Beneath – Hospital Club Gallery, Royal Opera House, London

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Photographer: Rick Guest Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Covent Garden is the primary home of ballet in London with The Royal Opera House on the western side and the Coliseum to the east. Appropriate then that this dancers’ province should be the location of Rick Guest’s new photography exhibition of ballerinas that opens at the Hospital Club Gallery on 22 January. ...

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PREVIEW: 3045 Variations on The Feast of Venus – Hay Hill Gallery, London

3045 Variations on the Feast of Venus

By Maryam Philpott   ‘Sampling’ is something we usually associate with music in the modern world and since the 1990s has become an increasingly popular way to reference sections of earlier material that fit with the particular style and beat of a new song. But this form of homage is far from new and was something practiced by artists as long ...

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PREVIEW: Dressed by Angels: 175 Years of Costumes – Old Truman Brewery

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As a major new exhibition prepares to open, celebrating 175 years of the entertainment costumier Angels, Maryam Philpott donned her finest and peaked behind the doors to see what Dressed by Angels will offer.   A costume makes a character instantly recognisable, from Batman to Game of Thrones' John Snow, Cleopatra to each incarnation of Dr Who, their outfit becomes ...

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