Art & Culture

Art & CultureLifestyle

Mind your language

(4 minute read) Learning a new language in a foreign land can challenge your identity and psychology, Lisa Fraser explains.

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Art & CultureMental HealthPoetry

Double-take

(2 minute read) Tascha Von Uexkull offers a poetical exploration of our perception of reality.

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Art & CultureSocial IssuesThought-provoking

Painting the unseen

(4 minute read) Lisa Fraser meets artist James Earley whose portraits of people living on the edge of society are making waves.

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Art & CultureHistory

A visual work-out: it’s time to take another look at classic movies and the theatre

(4 minute read) Put your phone down and look up, it’s time to watch an old film or visit the theatre, says Hajra Rehman.

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Art & CultureHistory

The reluctant admiration of genius

(4 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst offers a starkly honest review of the exhibition Lucian Freud: Real Lives at the Tate Gallery in Liverpool.

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Art & CultureHistory

Tolkien’s formative years in Birmingham … a conversation with William Sherwood

New Conversational Video … Sean Organ interviews William Sherwood – the Education Secretary of The Tolkien Society.

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Art & CultureHistory

Love, loss and … literature

(6 minute read) From Africa to England – Sean Organ reveals the backstory of the great author J. R. R. Tolkien and considers how much influence it might have had on his writing.

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Art & CultureCOVID-19

The door that makes people smile

(2 minute read) Lisa Fraser finds out what lies behind the misfitting door which has captured the attention of Londoners.

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Art & Culture

Painting Covid

(5 minute read) Adam Brocklehurst finds the art of Ollie Manco can act as a visual examination of conscience.

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Art & CultureLatest

The changing shape of journalism

(7 minute read) Maddy Fry analyses big changes in the UK media landscape, and asks where journalism goes from here.

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