As the latest transitioner at Gravepyres, Joseph Srinivas has a lot on his plate … practising Cloudforming, studying Mathamythics, understanding Decomposition and learning how to ‘See’. But the only thing he really wants to learn is how to get home. Back to his parents and little sister. When he stumbles upon the secret of the […]
Enter the first room of Bharti Kher’s exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth Somerset gallery in rural Somerset and you are confronted with a gangly concatenation of objects suspended from the ceiling like so much detritus dragged from the sea. An antique weighing scale hangs from the wooden rafters. Weighing down one side is half […]
A month-by-month exploration, in words and pictures, tracking the changing seasons through the course of one year in one rather special corner of southwest England. Kingcombe is one of the very few places left in the country that has never been treated with pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, so the biodiversity in the wildflower meadows […]
‘Poetry can repair no loss,’ John Berger writes, ‘but it defies the space which separates.’ This year, The Clearing has commissioned seven writers to mark the Remembrance Day of Lost Species. The second of these is by Anita Roy.
A novel borne out of an earthquake, a departed friend, and a translation from which lost voices rise.
The grand spectacle of the annual migration of British expats from India, in the summer of 1997. To be narrated ideally in Attenboroughesque hushed tones.
Far more than F.N. Souza’s younger brother, Lancelot Ribeiro was an extraordinary painter in his own right. A view of the artist’s life and works to coincide with a year-long programme and exhibition of his works, October 2016.
Walking ’round the room singing Stormy Weather At fifty-seven Mount Pleasant Street Well it’s the same room, but everything’s different You can fight the sleep, but not the dream Everywhere you go, always take the weather with you Everywhere you go, always take the weather. — ‘Weather with you’, Crowded House, 1992 Last winter, […]
Karthika Nair’s reimagining of the Mahabharata in brought to the stage in Akram Khan’s adaptation of Until the Lions
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” But what of yesterday? Or today? A stroll through the two gardens closest to my heart.