Richard King starts The Lark Ascending with a declaration: ‘The landscape is never truly ours.’ He then takes us on a journey through that landscape, using as a guiding light, Ralph Vaughan Williams’ masterpiece. During the interwar period Vaughan Williams set out to develop a national style of music based on folk traditions. Citing Hubert Parry, […]
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Waking the Witch: Old Ways, New Rites

Ellen Bell assesses this visual exploration at Oriel Davies, Newtown, of the ‘witch’ through the ages, right up to feminist icon and modern-day shaman

PUBLISHED ON: 08/10/18


Main picture: ‘Home Rites’ by Cathy Ward, courtesy Oriel Davis Kate Bush’s song ‘Waking the Witch’ – a glorious, sometimes-kitsch-sometimes-terrifying …

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