Arts Books & Culture

Diaspora Pavilion | Venice to Wolverhampton

Diaspora Pavilion | Venice to Wolverhampton
"Diaspora Pavilion | Venice to Wolverhampton is a re-staging of a selection of works previously shown in the exhibition Diaspora Pavilion that took place in Venice during the 57th Venice Biennale last year. The works shown here are by seven of the 19 artists who were part of the Venice show, all of who were selected due to the variety of ways that their practices engage with diaspora as a concept.
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#WorldPoetryDay: My Poetry Book Collection

#WorldPoetryDay: My Poetry Book Collection

It's #WorldPoetryDay! So I thought I'd put together a quick post about my poetry book collection that has been building up slowly since last year. This genre seems to be everywhere these days, not only in terms of being able to buy books from so many hyped and great writers, but in terms of workshops being held by Nellie that I'd love to attend one day, and even talks and performances that you can go to during this years Birmingham Literature Festival.

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Wolves PhotoFest 2017

Wolves PhotoFest 2017

The launch of the second Wolves PhotoFest took place yesterday at the Newhampton Arts Centre in Wolverhampton and it was even better than last year. This year's theme was to celebrate all the positive things about Wolverhampton despite all the negatives that have been said about the city, including that it's 'miserable' and 'uncultured'...

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Book Review | Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic

Book Review | Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic

Synopsis: At twenty-three, Alice Hare leaves England for New York. She falls in love with Manhattan, and becomes fixated on Mizuko Himura, an intriguing Japanese writer whose life has strange parallels to her own.

As Alice closes in on Mizuko, her 'internet twin', realities multiply and fact and fiction begin to blur. The relationship between the two women exposes a tangle of lies and sexual encounters. Three families collide as Alice learns that the swiftest answer to an ancient question - where do we come from? - can now be found online.

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Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival 2017: How to Get Inspired by Photographs with Paul Dowswell's Educational Talks

Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival 2017: How to Get Inspired by Photographs with Paul Dowswell's Educational Talks

Today I went to the very first Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival where many events are being held by authors, poets and writing groups for children and adults from the 27th to 29th January. While researching the festival in December I was specifically drawn to the workshops and educational talks by Paul Dowswell, a historical fiction writer.

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