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You spelt 'graphic' wrong

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.” – … 480 more words


2016 Line-Up Announced

We are proud to announce a fantastic line-up of speakers for the 2016 University of Gloucestershire Media Festival.

Top names from the world of sport, art, journalism, radio, TV, music and film are busy polishing their presentations for the event, which will run from Monday , November 7 to Thursday, November 10. 21 more words


John Lanchester (2012) Capital.

The Prologue starts with a mystery, who is this man and what’s he doing?

At first light on a late summer morning, a man in a hooded sweatshirt moved softly and slowly along an ordinary looking street in South London…Pepys Road.’ He posts cards through people’s door: I WANT WHAT YOU HAVE.

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The Evolution of Street Art

Vandalism is illegal, right? That’s common knowledge, I’m sure. But what about when you take something ordinary and make art out of it? How can society dictate what’s art and what’s vandalism? 281 more words


"Art is highly explosive"

“Art is highly explosive. To be worth its salt, it must have in that salt a fair sprinkling of gunpowder. The sprinkling can accumulate dangerously if governments don’t provide outlets for symbolic aggression.” 723 more words

Doris Sommer

Syria's Banksy

A Syrian rebel fighter has been likened to Banksy for his politically motivated street art around Syria. The artist Abu Malik al-Shami has created some striking wall murals which send a strong political message. 15 more words


The awards for The  Cheltenham Prize were presented at the Suffolk Anthology bookshop in Cheltenham last Sunday (9th October).  Kim Fleet presented the cash prizes and Helene Hewett presented the book tokens for the runners-up. 124 more words