The disappearing Hamlet

19th April 2018

Our production with the Almeida of Robert Icke's staging of Hamlet only has a few days left on BBCiPlayer. You can catch it here until Monday 30 April. Hamlet captures the Almeida Theatre’s 2017 acclaimed production of William Shakespeare’s great play, recorded more

Basquiat and the return of history

19th April 2018

Our colleague TOM ALLEN reflects on postmodernism and history, on the ideas of Frederic Jameson and Karl Marx, and on the art of Vincent Van Gogh, Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat. I was recently re-reading the first chapter of Frederic Jameson's more

5 x 5 No 4: John’s list

30th December 2016

For the end of the annus horribilis of 2016, here is our fourth list of five cultural highlights from the past year. Each of the five of us at Illuminations has chosen five things, whether movies, television series, books, exhibitions or whatever, more

5 x 5 No 3: Louise’s list

30th December 2016

For the end of the annus horribilis of 2016, here is our third list of five cultural highlights from the past year. Each of the five of us at Illuminations has chosen five things, whether movies, television series, books, exhibitions or whatever, more

5 x 5 No 2: Todd’s list

29th December 2016

For the end of the annus horribilis of 2016, here is our second list of five cultural highlights from the past year. Each of the five of us at Illuminations has chosen five things, whether movies, television series, books, exhibitions or whatever, more

5 x 5 No 1: Linda’s list

28th December 2016

For the end of the annus horribilis of 2016, when once again this blog has been less than it should have been, we offer five short lists of five cultural highlights from the past year. Each of the five of more

Postcard from Brisbane

10th September 2016

Or, a post in three chapters. I have been in Brisbane for just about a week now, and I think it's fair to say that, despite the weather having been so-so, I'm a little bit in love with the more