Henrietta Foster / 30 Nov 2023

Drama Beyond Drama

Kosovo Theatre Showcase 24-29 October 2023, Part II

On the third day of the showcase, we left Pristina for the City Theatre of Gjilan. Finally, we would get to see Kosovo’s beautiful countryside by day.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 26 Oct 2023

Kutno After the Holocaust

The Sholem Asch Festival

The stoney-faced immigration officer at Warsaw's Chopin Airport asked me what I was doing in Poland - because, of course, in a post-Brexit world, I am a citizen of a third country inside the EU and have to justify my presence there.(...)
Henrietta Foster / 03 Jul 2023

John Constable: The Dark Side

The Gallery at The Arc, Winchester

When we think of an idealised England like Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford, Jane Austen’s Meryton, Thomas Hardy’s Little Hintock, Miss Marple’s St Mary Mead or even The Archers’ Ambridge in the BBC radio soap opera, they all have echoes of the work of John Constable.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 19 Jun 2023

Sex and the Gallery

Painted Love, Wedding Cake and Ugly Duchess

June is busting out all over, so love must be in the air. Or rather, it's a less romantic version - coupling, whether conscious or unconscious.(...)

Henrietta Foster / 06 Jun 2023

Art is Touching

50 Years of the Sainsbury Art Collection at UEA

After the pandemic, museum curators claimed that they had to find a new way to tempt the public to view their wares. Albeit on smaller budgets and with the disappearance of patrons with suspect backgrounds in drugs or oil.(...)

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