Lydia Towsey: how I discovered the Venus in me
From Botticelli to glossy magazines, women have been idealised and misrepresented for centuries. Performance poet Lydia Towsey reveals how her own near-fatal eating disorder set her on a path to explore new ways of looking at female bodiesBotticelli’s painting of the Birth of Venus was the fir... [Read More]
The 10 best things to do this week: Lovebox and Painting Pop
Frank Ocean tops the bill at the east London festival, while Abbot Hall in Cumbria celebrates Blake, Hockney, Boty and moreDog-friendly screeningDog lovers and fans of stop-motion animation rejoice! London’s Picturehouse Central is hosting a special dog-friendly (well-behaved canines only, ple... [Read More]
David Sedaris: ‘There are things nobody wants to hear. But the disturbing things are great’
The dry-witted US essayist talks about how he went from working as an elf in Macy’s to becoming ‘the American Alan Bennett’David Sedaris’s partner of 25 years, Hugh Hamrick, calls the first chunk of the essayist’s diaries, published under the title Theft By Finding... [Read More]
The 10 best things to do this week: Machynlleth festival, Arca and Mindhorn
Britain’s best standups hit the Welsh town, the Venezuelan producer plays London and Julian Barratt stars as a washed-up former TV copFrom Cradle to StageMum’s the word! Literally, actually, as Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s mother, Virginia, has gone around the world to interview mother... [Read More]
Whoopi Goldberg to Secret Cinema: top things to do in the UK this week
From the actor’s rarely seen character comedy to an immersive version of Moulin Rouge: your at-a-glance guide to the best in cultureWhoopi GoldbergA brilliant one-off: the award-winning actor brings two performances of her character comedy to the London Palladium for the first time on Saturday... [Read More]