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Has Christmas changed since you were a child? One writer shares her earliest memories.

Feature writer Annie Erez

Early Childhood Christmas Memories by Annie Erez Celebrating Christmas has changed over the years, but one thing remains the same for many of us; it is a time for family. My most vivid experiences with food as a celebration goes back to my early childhood memories of huge family gatherings […]

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Thought Provoking and Satirical Illustrations with Hesam Fetrati

It is easy to see how Hesam Fetrati’s upbringing in war-torn Iran, has informed his body of cartoons, his detailed illustrations and 3D installations. His black and white works expertly delve into socio-political issues that are not so black and white. The absence of colour creates room for contemplation, and […]

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Mid-Week Culture with Mark Davey and Rob Andrews

As an artist, Rob Andrews’ creative mindset is one of growth and experimentation. He works in several ways often reinventing past work or expanding it to offer depth to different concepts and themes. His work ranges from mixed media drawings to abstract paintings and sculptural assemblages. Rob invites his audience […]

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Sam Randall on Using Art to Explore Life Stories

Sam Randall employs the use of colour, detail and layering to portray fierce images that invoke a feeling of connection, whilst portraying universal narratives. The intensity of her colours are often juxtaposed by dark backgrounds, lending weight to the foreground, but also giving us the sense that there is always […]

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