Listen to the Colour of Your Dreams: the Death of George Martin

Fifth but by no means least … what a suitable ending In some ways it seems entirely fitting that the death of Beatles producer, George Martin wasn’t accompanied by a burst of dramatic orchestration, a piccolo trumpet solo or a tumultuous crescendo of instruments followed by a dramatic final chord played on three different pianos….

We are stars: the death of David Bowie

So there we have it: the death of David Bowie, trending in its now customary fashion along the volatile cardiac graphs that characterise Social Media. It’ll probably reach a peak over the next few days when the waves on the Cultural ECG monitor practically shoot off the screens. It’s been a long time coming. 69…

Edinburgh Arts Festival 2015: Come and Join the Dennis and Dennis Club

Edinburgh Art Festival (EAF) is set to announce its typically ambitious programme of events. The festival is the largest and perhaps most innovative visual arts festival in Britain today, bagging in excess of a quarter of a million visitors every year. This year you’ll get roughly 40 exhibitions and a teasing, impromptu selection of pop-up…

Not all design is art and not all art is achieved by design

My daughter has discovered Pixlr, a cloud-based photo-editing tool and photo-sharing device designed for non-professional users. I suppose this is another example of the democratizing nature of the web. It levels the playing field for storytellers everywhere. It used to be the case that ‘art’ was a studied discipline that attempted to capture the spontaneity…