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Movie Catch-up: Europa Report (2011)

Despite a title that sounds like an EU treaty from Brussels, the Europa Report is a ‘found-footage’ sci-fi thriller that crosses Blair Witch with The Abyss. In space.  With the challenges of deep space exploration coming to the fore in factual shows such as the BBC’s Horizon, and in fiction with the aborted Defying Gravity … Continue reading

How-to: Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part Two [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/ struggling/ stalled actor… There’s a legitimate need for all … Continue reading

Opinion: Surviving Actors’ Expos, Part One [Guest Post]

Originally posted as Surviving Actors’ Expos by Edwin Flay, February 11, 2014. “If you’re not paying for it, you’re not the consumer, you’re the product.” – Anonymous. So, on Saturday, I attended an event called Surviving Actors, an expo stacked full of ‘opportunities’ for the aspiring/struggling/stalled actor. I specify this type of actor, because the … Continue reading

Review: BBC Reith Lectures 2013 – Grayson Perry

The award-winning artist Grayson Perry presents the 2013 BBC Reith Lectures, titled Playing to the Gallery. Across four programmes he discusses what makes him an artist, the limits of contemporary art, how to gauge the quality of new artworks and the future of the avant-garde. The long-running and incredibly worthy annual lecture series on the … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013: Fourth weekend (Re-post)

Originally posted at Artists Open Houses Saturday May 25th : Fiveways Over the final weekend I visited as much of the Fiveways trail as time and tired feet allowed. This area saw the birth of the Artists’ Open Houses movement over thirty years ago, and since then Fiveways has become the most famous of all … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013 Third Weekend

Third weekend Saturday Originally posted over at Artists’ Open Houses Kemptown Artists Continuing my goal to see as many and to travel as far as possible within the city, I caught a bus from Hove Station out to Sussex Square this morning, to tackle Kemptown Artists. I decided to keep to those around the seafront … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013 Second Weekend

Originally posted over at Artists’ Open Houses Second weekendSaturday 11th May We began today with the remaining three Dyke Road Arts houses on our way into town. Nine by Nine [3] This house is all about the beauty of print, letters and words. Particularly struck by John Christopher’s [flowersandfleurons.com] vintage letterpress Shipping Forecast prints and … Continue reading

Art: Artists Open Houses 2013 First Weekend

Friday 3rd May As ever, our festival began with a visit to previews at two well-established Hove Arts Open Houses, beginning with a champagne reception at Dion Salvador Lloyd [4]. Lloyd, a self-taught artist, surrounds himself with his inspirations, the natural ephemera of skulls, antlers, shells and flints, their muted colours reflected in his home … Continue reading

The Golden Record – Voyager’s Message in a Bottle

The Voyager spacecraft has recently left the orbital limits of our solar system. It is now the furthest any made-made object has travelled from Earth. If you’re not old enough to remember the launch, Voyager left carrying a golden record containing a sample of sounds and images from Earth. So should any extraterrestrial life encounter … Continue reading

Review: Brighton and Hove Artists Open Houses Christmas 2012 [part 4]

Sunday December 16th (Map and artist profiles at the AOH listings  site). Today dawned beautifully bright and sunny, so I decided to do the long Fiveways circle of houses. Theresa Winchester and Friends [38] houses a great variety of work. Winchester’s accomplished linoprints inspired by myths, legends and wildlife are joined by Polly Finch’s dainty … Continue reading

I Wish I Was A Spaceman (for Gerry Anderson)

Re-post from I Wish I Was A Spaceman (for Gerry Anderson) by Thomas Everchild Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds and UFO were Gerry Anderson’s most significant and important work as a producer. His contribution to television and film remains one of the least appreciated and underrated by the industry in his own country. He gave creative technicians … Continue reading

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