2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the Forest. To commemorate this we’ve been thinking about the deep dark woods and their cultural significance. Imagine a fairy tale without a forest: Little Red Riding Hood straying from the path… on a beach, Hansel and Gretel leaving their trail of crumbs … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?
Widows and Orphans: Chapter 15 focuses on a time when the individual thought they had conquered and understood everything about the world, living in smug harmony in society. From multiple versions and revisions of the school textbook A History of the Modern World, artist Jamie Shovlin took the underlinings and highlightings from generations of readers as … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 15)
As Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith launch their new artwork HistoLyrical on 1215.today, we caught up with them to find out a bit more about what they’ve been up to… As artists, what does a typical day in your lives look like? That isn’t a very easy question to answer – that’s why we do … Continue reading Trains, Facebook and freedom of thought