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The extraordinary art of Roberto Ferri

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Noddy and me

Some years ago, while working as a freelance journalist in Australia, I met a man called Robert Tyndall. He’s not a household name by any stretch of the imagination but he did do a lot of work on developing a … Continue reading

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But Is It Art? Venice Biennale 2011.

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Musical Interlude: Ballet Boyz, Rite of Spring

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Seeing is bee-lieving

While leafing through my new ‘Masters of Drawing’ book I came across this extraordinary illustration. At first glance I thought it was by Hieronymus Bosch – the artist who produced some really bizarre paintings featuring a range of nightmarish creatures. … Continue reading

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Musical interlude for Valentine’s Day: Young Hearts Run Free

William Shakespeare and Baz Luhrman: what a potent combination. Throw in Leonardo DiCaprio at his best (and cutest) and a range of brilliant performances from the likes of the late Pete Postlethwaite and the under-rated John Leguizamo and you have … Continue reading

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When in Cambridge…Scott Polar Research Institute Museum

Don’t ask me why there’s a statue of a naked man outside the Scott Polar Research Museum in Cambridge. It does seem to be the least likely thing you’d associate with sub-zero temperatures, there’s clearly lots of potential for ‘brass … Continue reading

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