Review: Painting the Modern Garden (EXHIBITION)

It was a dreary morning when my mother and I rocked up to the Royal Academy (RA) with the hopes of seeing the new Impressionist exhibition tag lined ‘Monet to Matisse’ (something I have a slight problem with, but something I understand.) I’ll place my note of warning here: book your tickets in advance. As…

Review: The Glass Menagerie (PLAY)

This is a very quick note to mention a very good play. The Glass Menagerie is currently playing at the Nottingham Playhouse in (you’ve guessed it) Nottingham. Ticket prices range from £10.50 to £28 – I managed to grab a ticket for £11.50 so it all depends on dates etc. This play is the first…

Review: Big Bang Data (EXHIBITION)

Open until 20th March – so there is still time to see! Tickets are £9.50 for students, £12.50 for adults. Somerset House always do a great job at hosting exhibitions that would be difficult to imagine anywhere else. And Big Bang Data is no exception. If I had to describe what type of exhibition it…

Review: Austentatious (PLAY)

Austentatious: a fantastic, improvised Jane Austen novel. Something everyone should go and see. Something that you could see over and over again, as it is different every time. As you enter the theatre, you are given a sheet to write out your own, none existent Austen title. Our party suggested the fine story: The Mystery…

Review: Until the Lions (DANCE)

I’ve never been to see contemporary dance before this. Never ever. And, I didn’t choose to go, it just so happened that I was taken. Sometimes, (and I believe I had forgotten this) it’s good to go and see something you might not have bought tickets for otherwise. Step outside what you know you do…

Review: Champagne Life (EXHIBITION)

A little quick note about Champagne Life the current exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Practical information first: the gift shop is great. It ends 9th March 2016. It is a completely female show with the works of 14 artists. One of the first of its kind. (Surprisingly perhaps? Something that I feel should have happened already,…

Review: Going Public in Sheffield (EXHIBITION)

Going Public. Much less serious than it sounds. This is currently the situation in Sheffield. The entire city and its public art spaces have been taken over by private collections. Making the private public. Blending the worlds if you will. Showing works that we would never normally see. The whole programme exhibiting these works in…

Review: Jane Austen Centre (MUSEUM)

Another delayed review for you! And when I say ‘review’ this is just another ‘you-should-really-go-and-see-this-because-it-was-great-and-you’ll-just-love-it-yeah’. So let me tell you about the Jane Austen Centre in Bath! Essentially, this museum is located just a stone’s throw away from the famous Cresent. As well as this it is on Gay Street, where the author herself used…

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (FILM)

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. So, I imagine you don't really need informing about this film. You probably don't even need the trailer above, or for me to tell you anything about this, because you've probably seen it already. But I felt like it needed mentioning because it seems…

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

A mention of something. Of secret art spaces in public Nottingham places. I’m so amazing at rhyming recently. The New Bloomberg Contemporaries has opened in Nottingham ahead of its launch at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in November. It’s been open since the 18th September and closes this Halloween. (It’s true I’m late…