Nymphomaniac Vols I & II film review

Director Lars Von Trier’s much-anticipated Nymphomaniac I and II suffer from a slight identity crisis. It poses questions like what is the difference between art-house and porn? What is the route of female sexuality? How can art feed into life? But the film never reaches climax and we never get any of these answers. Instead […]

Live broadcasting of Glyndebourne’s ‘Hippolyte et Aricie’ @ Norden Farm

French Baroque has recently been tried and tested at English National Opera, with great success and so is a welcome addition to Glyndebourne’s Live Broadcasting events, with a consuming production of ‘Hippolyte et Aricie’ by Jean-Philippe Rameu. The prologue initiates the feud between Diana, goddess of chastity and Cupid, the God of Lusty-love, who is […]

Second Thoughts: The Master @ Norden Farm

In celebration of local Arts-facililitation this week, with The Royal Opera House and The  National Theatre broadcasting live to cinemas everywhere, I wanted to focus on the role Local Arts Centres play in our community. Not only do they stage a spectrum of live performances, from comedy, to music, to drama, but they often provide […]