What do The Ting Tings and George Eliot have in common? That’s not her name

By Imogen Usherwood George Eliot, Vernon Lee and John Oliver Hobbes. All infamous writers, and all with one thing in common – that’s not their name. But finally, the ‘Reclaim Her Name’ campaign is giving female authors the recognition they deserve. When the Women’s Prize for Fiction announced the publication of twenty-five books to mark…

That Face: A tale of manipulation, loss and Jocasta

A young girl is strapped to a chair; body limp, breathing shallow. Her face is covered with just a small slit allowing her access to breathe. This is Alice, the girl who begins this unearthly story. *trigger warning, this play mentions racial slurs and manipulative behaviour* That Face, by Polly Stenham, debuted on the 20…

Harry Potter and the art of separating the art from the artist

By Nicole Leslie Charria Johnny Depp, Michael Jackson and JK Rowling. All creators of beautiful art. But what do you do when the art you love and grew up with is made by a fantastic beast? Is it possible to put aside moral aversion to enjoy art again? Lockdown has provided the opportunity for many…