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Arts

Who is your Queen?

By Helen Murphy and Nick Pelling Celebrating the royal family can be a bit divisive. We are not all monarchists, so the Jubilee may bring some people out in republican hives. However, Tara Reddy from ‘Art in The Park’ and…
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Arts

Blue Magic

By Nick Pelling I have to admit that when I first read that India Blue described herself as a ‘faerie-folk musician’ I could not help but feel that this was, well, a little eccentric. Possibly a little bit silly. Would…
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Arts

Diamond Life

By Helen Murphy and Nick Pelling I think it was the naked, blue alien woman sitting on a skyscraper that prompted our interest. So, we headed for the Bare Bone gallery to talk to the artist behind the indigo virago.…
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Arts

Next Stop Utopia

By Nick Pelling  Have you ever thought that you were living a shallow and rather selfish life? Worse still, that this was all just a reflection of your horribly flawed personality? Imagine being told this by your partner just as…
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Arts

BOOK REVIEW

Mister Hastings By Nick Pelling The eighteenth century is an unloved sort of century. Certainly, British history in that era is hardly taught in school at all. Instead, students are faced with an endless diet of Tudors and a slightly…
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Arts

Art for HIP’s Sake

By Nick Pelling  Sometimes artists get a bad press. They are occasionally depicted as narcissistic types obsessed with their own ideas and neurotic about reviews and, of course, sales. But theArt Auction held by HIP in December proved all that…
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Opinion

January blues

By Nick Pelling If April is supposedly “the cruellest month”, surely January is the glummest? No one has any money, our wilting Christmas décor mocks us and we still find ourselves in the cold, grey, dark, dead of winter. But…
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