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The Hour: Twelve Questions to Ask

It’s just ten minutes until the final episode of this drama series, and I’m acutely aware of the amount of loose ends that need to be tied up in just 60 minutes of television. I’ll bring you my report on Episodes 5 and 6 as soon as possible but, in the mean time, who do … Continue reading

One of Your Own: Carol Ann Lee discusses her book on Myra Hindley

‘That awful mug shot’ was how the famous murderess Myra Hindley described the 1965 image that has sealed her in the public memory for decades. She bemoaned the fact that it was permanently associated with her, arguing in an open letter to the Guardian newspaper that ‘people can change’. Carol Ann Lee grew up knowing … Continue reading

Edinburgh’s Architecture, from the new to the neglected

I’m just back from a trip to the Edinburgh Fringe – a cultural feast of comedy, theatre, music, art and literature, and a yearly pilgrimage that I’ve managed to make for three summers so far (I’m aiming for a consecutive ten). What struck me about 2011’s trip was how diverse the architecture is up here, … Continue reading

The Hour: Episodes 3-4

Episode 3 A clever piece of plotting trickery leaves the audience in suspense within minutes as we open on a murder scene; it is soon revealed that we’re just part of the audience watching Adam Le Ray (Ruth Elms’ fiancee) acting in a play. Bel is keen to point out that Le Ray doesn’t appear … Continue reading

Tourism and Typography

[Images my own. Please ask before reproducing]. I’ve just returned from a week away in Norfolk with my parents and realised that a fair proportion of my photographs featured typography. It’s not really about the shape of the letters as such – there weren’t exactly many font varieties on show – but the words and … Continue reading

Amnesty International: unforgettable poster art

As an active member of Amnesty International, I was pleased to see that the charity’s Facebook page has recently begun to look back over years of tireless campaigns to promote human rights and changes in the law, each accompanied by graphic art to inspire the public. Although some of these posters were not as successful … Continue reading

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