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The View from Here

The View from Here at the National Portrait Gallery brings together landscape photographs from the 1840s to the present day, depicting an extensive range of processes, styles and locations. It explores the rich history of landscape photography with 70 works from the permanent collection of photographs at the National Galleries of Scotland. The photographs displayed […]

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Me, Myself and I: Mark Wallinger and Identity in Art

Mark Wallinger is having a moment in Scotland, with exhibitions displaying  his work in Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery, Ingleby Gallery and Dundee Contemporary Arts. His work focuses on identity and the individual, often in a political or religious context. The MARK WALLINGER MARK exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery demonstrates the vast spectrum of media employed by […]

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ESAF Presents: CHALLENGE// It is Possible to Challenge the Report’s Assumptions

Edinburgh Student Arts Festival (ESAF) presents CHALLENGE// It is Possible to Challenge the Report’s Assumptions: an exhibition displaying a handful of works that are intended to encourage a playful and creative response from the viewer, which is not corrupted by the intentions of the artist. Through a combination of mixed media including sculpture, painting, performance and […]

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Dark, mysterious and magical: Tom Hardy’s drama Taboo

The latest costume drama from the BBC is Taboo, broadcast at peak TV time – Saturday nights – but it is no Jane Austen. It is dark, mysterious and magical, closer to Bleak House than Pride and Prejudice. Set in 1814, Taboo stars Tom Hardy as James Delaney, a man returning to Britain after 12 […]

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Made in Chelsea Season 12 Review

Made in Chelsea is back – and this time, for its 12th series. Having been in France for the summer, the show and its cast are back in London for more explosive drama. It sees the return of some familiar faces such as Proudlock (swoon), Francis Boulle, and Fredrik Ferrier (the one with the luscious […]

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Celebrity Island review: revamped with Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls returned this week to revitalise our Sunday night with a cast of the usual Z-list celebrities fighting for survival on an uninhabited island in Celebrity Island with Bear Grylls. After three series of The Island with normal folk, Bear has given the show a revamp with 10 celebrities taking on the wilderness including […]