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Review: Light Show at London’s Hayward Gallery

A good exhibition gives you something to think about after you leave the gallery —an idea or emotion. A great exhibition makes you see the world in a different light. Light Show at the Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery leads you to see the light, question it, and emerge with a new understanding of wonder. Focusing on artists … Continue reading

Caught in the Crossfire: Artistic Responses to Conflict at the Herbert

From iconic protest images to personal reactions, the Herbert’s investigation into artist’s responses to the brutality of war leads the viewer on a challenging journey – from the home front to the frontline – as seen through the eyes of artists, soldiers and those affected by conflict. Visitors are prompted to explore and debate weighty … Continue reading

Ezra Cohen’s blood red landscapes at Meller Merceux Gallery Oxford

Painter Ezra Cohen’s latest exhibition explores the synchronicity and violence of man’s relationship with nature. Incorporating found objects, such as wire and leaves, along with oil paint and even his own blood, he seeks to symbolise both man’s oneness with nature and his capacity for violence against it. Inspired by solitary walks through the wild forests … Continue reading

Photographer Amelia Shepherd’s Female Fighters at the Brighton Photo Fringe

Exhibition Review: Female Fighters, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton; Sundial Clinic, Brighton; until November 18 2012 Female kickboxers captured in the moments after sparring are the subject of Amelia Shepherd’s multimedia photography, showing the transition between two worlds – the purely physical and the realm of roles and responsibilities – in an exhibition inspired by the … Continue reading

Responsible Tourism 2012: RT:Awards

RT:Awards, the magazine of Responsible Tourism is now available! To view online, follow the link below the cover image.   Open publication – Free publishing Words, editing and page layouts by Alex Oxborough

By scott*eric

Guest blog: Working with the media – Part 2

In Part 2 of a two-part blog, guest blogger and UK-based freelance journalist Alex Oxborough asks that you give journalists something to work with. In our ever more connected world of Twitter trending and 24-hour news, working with the media can feel like trying to fight off a hydra, the many-headed beast of Greek mythology. … Continue reading

Guest blog: Working with the media – Part 1

In Part 1 of a two-part blog, guest blogger and UK-based freelance journalist Alex Oxborough looks at how to get your communication in the news. What is news? A deceptively simple question, but it is key to a better understanding of how to work with the media, and through them, how to get your embassy … Continue reading

Old roses and their place in my garden

I am here at Country Living for a two week work placement while studying for a journalism qualification. When I was deciding which magazines to apply to Country Living was at the top of my list, as picking up a copy never fails to take me back to my countryside childhood of wide open spaces … Continue reading

Brighton and Hove’s tourism industry anticipates profitable Olympics

In spite of gloomy industry predictions to the contrary, Brighton and Hove’s recession-hit tourism businesses are optimistic that the Olympics will bring a much needed windfall. By Alex Oxborough Tourism accounts for over 13,000 full-time jobs in the Brighton and Hove, a hefty 14% of the total workforce, with so many livelihoods at stake, the … Continue reading

Government NPPF planning policy puts Sussex countryside at risk

Environmental groups have warned that new planning policy guidelines, recently released by the coalition government, are a threat to the countryside, ancient woodland and the character of rural communities. By Alex Oxborough Just one year after the establishment of the South Downs National Park, the Sussex countryside is under threat. Bringing to mind the adage … Continue reading