Author Archives: sabineschereck

Entertaining with Splendour and the Spectacular

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics is the V&A’s latest big exhibition. These keywords might underlie the genre itself but not necessarily the exhibition. Its draw is the worlds of the different periods that are brought to life and form the context … Continue reading

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Naomi Paxton speaks to the creators of The Blue Hour of Natalie Barney

Sex, affairs and literary wit are at the centre of The Blue Hour of Natalie Barney at the Arcola Theatre. Barney was an American poet who moved to Paris in 1898 and ran a literary salon for over 60 years. … Continue reading

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Exploring Moominland – Review: Adventures in Moominland

Midnight blue Moomin posters along the escalators on the underground invite you to visit a magical realm: Moominland. This realm can currently be found in the form of an immersive exhibition at the Southbank Centre as part of its Nordic … Continue reading

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A Distant Close Up – Review: Portraying a Nation: Germany 1919-1933

Tate Liverpool dedicates two main exhibition spaces to the Weimar Republic with two artists, who couldn’t be more different: the photographer August Sander and the painter Otto Dix. For those, who grew up in Berlin, like me, he is best … Continue reading

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