Effortless Poetry of the Toddler

Hannah Engelkamp loves walking outside, her son loves it too. But as a mother with a deficit of peace and satisfaction, she can't seem to find it with him. How can he teach her his uncomplicated joy? I love walking, Hannah Engelkamp writes, but at this time I am not able to walk. I am not injured, I'm not disabled nor a prisoner; I have a toddler. Since my caesarean I have walked with the baby in a sling and then a buggy, but walks were all about how long he'd be happy. There was certainly no sense of abandon, of freedom...



Miranda Whall: Crossed Paths at Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown

Ellen Bell, despite a sheep-related gripe, find this performance and installation an extraordinary piece of work, in terms of collaboration and its stunning combination of sound and vision


Civilisations and Civilisation: 2018 versus 1969 (Part 2)

Adam Somerset admires how Kenneth Clark in his landmark original television series affirms the inter-relationship of literature and visual artworks


Civilisations and Civilisation: 2018 versus 1969 (Part 1)

Adam Somerset compares this spring’s TV cultural series Civilisations with Kenneth Clark’s 1969 counterpart, and finds the former lacking


Rebel Sun

Suzannah V Evans on an otherworldly collection bound by place, as political as it is lyrical more...



Sarah Waters in Conversation with Sarah Broughton

'Isn't that how life is for you?': In his recent review of Sarah Waters' Fingersmith, writer and critic Matt Thorne describes her as 'not simply one of our best historical novelists, but one of our best novelists'. When I met her, Waters offered a slightly wryer perspective on such critical acclaim... more...


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