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Harry Baker, Inua Ellams and the poetry polaroid

I am completely unable to remember the title of Harry Baker‘s show in anything like the right order, so having looked it up, I can say it’s Proper Pop-up Purple Paper People (12 noon at the Royal Oak). The poem … Continue reading

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Orchard, Nick Field, Going to the Pictures

Playing catch-up on yesterday’s stuff… I was lucky enough to take part in an Inky Fingers workshop led by Nick Field yesterday, and I really should have got out this blog sharpish and told you all to go see him … Continue reading

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Joe Dunthorne Festival Detour and GOD/A Beautiful Hell at DanceBase

Back to the art festival yesterday and, indeed, back to the Melvin Moti exhibition where Joe Dunthorne was performing his Festival Detour. Can I just say that I really love the idea of the Festival Detours? It’s a brilliant programme … Continue reading

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Bullet Catch and Dieter Roth

I made a rule for myself this festival season –  that I would choose what to go to depending entirely on gut feeling.  The festivals are just too big to analyse everything then make reasoned decisions.  So the only logic … Continue reading

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Mostly art… Human Castle, Melvin Moti and SPL

Mostly an arty day today… Human Castle by Emily Speed was the very first event in Edinburgh Art Festival and the photographers were out in force for a performance that was extremely photogenic. (see for example these photos by ‘yellow … Continue reading

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Weird enthusiasms

The other day, I got quite a disappointing email. It told me that the symposium The Life of Corpses: Exploring the Ethical Issues of Exhibiting Human Remains had been cancelled. I was disappointed because I’d signed up as soon as … Continue reading

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Glasgow art and multicoloured Mackintoshes

I may have already mentioned that the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art seemed a bit opaque to me – I kept reading descriptions of shows and events and not actually understanding what they were!  Art is not really my … Continue reading

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