Magic Pianos

Nottingham Contemporary. Simon Starling. Free. Closes 26th June 2016. Reason to go? This piano. This automatic, self-playing, beautiful piano. Name of music played? Red, Green, Blue, Loom Music (2015 – 16). Go and see it. Go.

Review: Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf (EXHIBITION)

On until 19th June at the New Art Exchange in Nottingham, let me introduce you to Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf! Costs £2 for an adult, or £1.50 for a concession. This art exhibition proves to be the perfect ‘viewing’ for people who might find more traditional gallery experiences boring. As the name suggest, you…

Review: In the Age of Giorgione (EXHIBITION)

Just a quickie here. In the Age of Giorgione at the Royal Academy. On until 5th June. It is what you’d expect from what I’ll bluntly call an ‘old painting exhibition’. To put it bluntly again, I wouldn’t have paid for it (I have a membership card, normally costs £10 without donation) but it was…

If I could, I’d dance instead of walk.

A quick mention of something I definitely should have typed about before: the International Dance Festival Birmingham! It finishes tomorrow so there still might be something you can catch a look at. The city has been taken over by dance. I had the fortune of seeing ‘In a Landscape’. Here is the brief summary as…

Lace Market Theatre and the Bard

To coincide with all things Shakespeare (and today being his registered day of birth) read below for a Nottingham secret and piece of TV that must be seen. On Saturday, I had the good fortune of booking tickets to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the 400th anniversary of his death day. (Unknown to me.)…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part IV

So little bit late in terms of the Glasgow International. But this exhibition is on until 19th June (so I feel like I can be pardoned for my lateness.) Akram Zaatari, a Lebanese artist, presents selected works at this new exhibition for The Common Guild in Glasgow. My favourite piece in the exhibition was ‘Tomorrow…

Flatpack Film Festival 2016

We interrupt this Glasgow slurry of posts to give you an update about goings on in the middle of the country: Birmingham. Flatpack is a film festival (and so much more) that is currently taking place in the city until 24th April. Many events are free and some are paid for. They have a variety…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part III

Next on my list of my whirlwind tour of Glasgow International is the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA). Entrance is free!! In conjunction with the festival, the space has been taken over with some specially commissioned pieces. I had chance to see three out of the four exhibits, one whole heartedly recommended, one slightly recommended…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part II

Glasgow International continued!… This one shall just be a quickie. I had the opportunity to see a tech rehearsal of The Citizens Theatre’s production of This Restless House: Part 1. As the website says: AGAMEMNON’S RETURN Part 1 of Zinnie Harris’ adaptation of the Greek tragedy The Oresteia A father’s horrifying sacrifice of his daughter…

The Glasgow International Chronicles: Part I

This glorious visual arts festival occupies the entirety of the city, populating established art institutions to much smaller independent spaces. This is the seventh iteration of the festival that is open from 8th – 25th April 2016. I was unable to spend as much time as I would have wished to properly devour and get…