Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain leaves viewers none the wiser (review)

Grayson Perry graced television screens this week with the one-off Channel 4 documentary “Divided Britain”. Throughout this 45 minute showing the Turner Prize winning artist sets out to explore the divided nature of Britain’s culture in the context of Brexit and the general election.  The show opens with Perry, a Labour supporting remain-voter, laying his politics on the … Continue reading Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain leaves viewers none the wiser (review)

BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

The BBC have today announced the return of their Radio 4 documentary The Museum Of Lost Objects, which focuses on artworks and cultural heritage looted or destroyed by the so-called Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. In its first season the leading documentary looked at the history of ten objects, including statues, shrines and buildings, … Continue reading BBC announces return of radio series on ISIS-looted artworks

Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London

A blue plaque has this week been revealed to the gay activist Mark Ashton. The plaque, commissioned through a crowdsourced campaign, is now displayed outside Gay’s The Word, the UK’s oldest existing queer book shop – a site Ashton regularly visited during the 1980s. Mark Ashton is best known as co-founder of the gay activist … Continue reading Memorial to leading gay activist unveiled in London