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Letters Live II – Freemasons’ Hall – London

Created by: Jamie Byng Director: Sam Hunter Reviewer:Maryam Philpott “Letters cast a powerful spell” Letters Live organiser Jamie Byng explained in his introduction to the second of this year’s evenings of readings at Freemason’s Hall in Holborn, and since the first show three years ago, there are now a “forest of letters” to read. In many ways, it is a ...

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Exhibition Review: Magna Carta (An Embroidery) – British Library, London

  Artist: Cornelia Parker Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   On the 799th anniversary of Magna Carta – 15 June 2014 – artist Cornelia Parker printed the Wikipedia page about this famous contract signed by King John and marking the beginning of constitutional democracy. Now, almost a year later an embroidered version of that very page has gone on display at the ...

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Michael Clark Company – The Lowry, Salford

Artistic Director and Choreography: Michael Clark Music: Scritti Politti, Sex Pistols, Pulp, Relaxed Muscle Reviewer: Peter Jacobs [rating:3.5] Michael Clark is still somehow regarded as the enfant terrible of British dance, despite now being in his 50s and firmly part of the establishment, and an associate artist at the Barbican. If it looked as it he wanted to destroy ballet ...

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Michael Clark Company, “New Work” – Barbican Centre, London

Reviewer: Caroline Schreiber [rating:3] In a very busy Barbican Centre, an eclectic mix of audience members makes its way to the theatre to see the highly anticipated ‘New Work’ by the Michael Clark Company. The first half opens with Harry Alexander hanging on a wire, being brought down from above still and expressionless, characterising the company’s performance in the first ...

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