Visual Arts

Visual Arts

"What do you think an artist is? He’s a political being, constantly alive to heartrending, fiery, or happy events, to which he responds in every way. No, painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war, for attack and defense against the enemy."

Pablo Picasso

Norman Cornish and the Silver Swan
K2_PUBLISHED_ON Monday, 03 February 2020 16:20

Norman Cornish and the Silver Swan

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Michael Jarvie reviews the Norman Cornish exhibition currently on at the Bowes Museum, Durham, and takes in the Silver Swan as well The Norman Cornish exhibition at the Bowes Museum is a retrospective, marking the 100th anniversary of his birth, and is spread out over three adjacent rooms. There’s a…
The election: Childcare
Sunday, 10 November 2019 20:52

The election: Childcare

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The Labour Party has vowed to spend £1bn on opening 1,000 new early years centres in England, saying they would get parents back to work and help children achieve. The Lib Dems are promising working families subsidised care for children from the age of nine months. The Conservatives say they…
No More War!
Sunday, 10 November 2019 14:53

No More War!

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David Betteridge notes how Remembrance Sunday at least marks the huge cost paid by the enforced many, not the few Watching the ceremony from The Cenotaph on TV this morning was an experience of mixed thoughts and mixed emotions. The huge scale of warfare in present and past times, and…
The frackers are fracking off
Monday, 04 November 2019 10:52

The frackers are fracking off

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Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom has admitted the fracking suspension imposed by the government is a “disappointment”, as the Conservatives face escalating pressure to introduce a permanent ban. Her remarks came as environmental campaigners hailed the announcement of a moratorium on fracking in England, declaring it a victory for communities and…
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