The Painting of Modern Life: LS Lowry at the Tate Britain, by Helena Roy

When posters started popping up on the Tube for an exhibition of LS Lowry’s work, I was initially (and ignorantly) sceptical. I had only seen the work of this oft-derided artist on superfluous memorabilia, with his little matchstick men making a pretty background for...




A letter from a Summer Student… Northern II 2013

We were so happy to receive such a nice letter from one of our summer students that we wanted to share it with you. Feedback like this makes all the hard work worthwhile ten-fold so thank you to James for his kind words. Dear...


An Evening at the Opera: Helena Roy attends London’s Open Screens…

It sometimes seems everything in London is gaining the prefix ‘pop-up’. Restaurants, cinemas, galleries and shops: you name it, and somewhere you can bet there is a temporary, compacted and quirky installation offering fleeting services. Opera, however, was ahead of the curve. Pop-up screenings...