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Away from the Mainstream

Away from the Mainstream

Malcolm Middleton has been a very busy man. With the release of 2007’s A Brighter Beat, Malcolm has developed a new era for “happy music for sad people.”

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival

Rushes Soho Shorts Festival

In summer 2008, Rushes Soho Shorts Festival brought the best in short film by celebrating the genre over ten days. 2008 marked their ten year anniversary.

The Escapist

The Escapist

The Escapist is the spectacular feature film debut from co-writer and director, Rupert Wyatt. The film examines prisons, harsh and unforgiving places.

Forgiveness, Chance & the Death Penalty

Forgiveness, Chance & the Death Penalty

When two strangers’ lives cross they ultimately changed forever. Take explores the complex feelings of forgiveness, chance and the death penalty.

Want to See More of Me?

Want to See More of Me?

Want to See More of Me? confronts current debates over diversity in the entertainment business and opportunities for ethnic minorities.

Sculpting Identity

Sculpting Identity

In 2008, Korean artist Gwon Osang made his UK debut with Deodorant Type, a thought-provoking exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.

Showcasing the Country’s Student Art Talent

Showcasing the Country’s Student Art Talent

Housed in Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery in London, Free Range 2008 is a showcase dedicated to the best in UK student talent.

Common Humanity

Common Humanity

Shirazeh Houshiary’s current exhibition at the Lisson Gallery will be her sixth solo show with Lisson and her first project in their new exhibition space.

Art Loves Fashion & Fashion Loves Art – But Do They Really Get Along?

Art Loves Fashion & Fashion Loves Art – But Do They Really Get Along?

Art and fashion are intrinsically linked. This attraction and repulsion of the pursuit of commodity, glamour and icons envelops our daily existence.

Diversity, Creativity & Charisma

Diversity, Creativity & Charisma

The Room of Lost Things was inspired by Duffy’s surroundings. “Faisal, our local dry cleaner said, ‘You should write about a dry cleaner. We know people’s secrets’.”

Social, Cultural and Political

Social, Cultural and Political

Sean’s latest collection, The Drowned Book continues his critical success, winning both the prestigious Forward and T S Eliot Prizes in 2007.

Performing Against Censorship and Control, and for the Freedom of Speech

Performing Against Censorship and Control, and for the Freedom of Speech

Imagine if your latest performance could subject you to violence and oppression from the state? This is the reality for all involved with the Belarus Free Theatre.

More than Harmless Beauty

More than Harmless Beauty

Surrounded is back with a second album, Nautilus Years. The songs made by these talented musicians are simultaneously haunting and beautiful.

Shrugging Off the Spectre of that Daunting Second Album

Shrugging Off the Spectre of that Daunting Second Album

Aaron Mullan exudes equal parts maturity and enthusiasm for the creative environment that has culminated in Tall Firs’ second release Too Old to Die Young.

Funk, soul and rhythm: An insight into Jim

Funk, soul and rhythm: An insight into Jim

Jamie Lidell’s funk and soul are energetic and exhilarating. His classic influences are fused with songwriting, meticulous production and a powerful voice.

Exposing the talent of the short film

Exposing the talent of the short film

Running for five days, Glimmer: The Hull International Short Film Festival screens around 300 films, including an eclectic and energetic mix from all over the world.

Dismissing the taboo: Gender, identity and inequality

Dismissing the taboo: Gender, identity and inequality

XXY is the assured and stunning debut from Lucía Puenzo, tackling intersexuality, a topic not often explored in creative art forms, or even spoken about in society.

Family crisis, revolution and conflict

Family crisis, revolution and conflict

My Brother Is An Only Child is the spectacular new film from writer-director Daniele Luchetti, who was discovered at Cannes in 1991 with his film, The Yes Man.

Twenty Artists With Great Futures In One Exhibition

Twenty Artists With Great Futures In One Exhibition

The Jerwood Contemporary Painters Exhibition highlights 20 emerging artists in one vibrant collection. Each artist exhibits one work, which is concerned with the debate of what painting is.

Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall

Nigel Hall has redefined his work to articulate a sophisticated understanding of space, and how sculptural object and viewer may occupy it.