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Ismene Brown

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Dr Ismene Brown designed and launched the original version of The Arts Desk in 2009, and was the Site Coordinator and a board director for three years, as well as its dance editor. A musician trained at the Royal College of Music, she has been dance critic for the Daily Telegraph and the Spectator, and has also written for TAD on classical music, theatre, TV and film. Since then she has gained an MA at UCL and DPhil at Oxford University for work on the Soviet politician and arts minister Ekaterina Furtseva.

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Album: John Moreland - Visitor

The mournful, lonesome voice of John Moreland from Bixby, Oklahoma, will be known by a few, but not many, in this country. The 12 songs on his...

The Moor review - Yorkshire chiller is ambitious but muddled

A number of films in recent years have added a distinctly local flavour to the folk-horror genre. Mark Jenkin was inspired by...

Smashing Pumpkins and Weezer, OVO Hydro, Glasgow review - do...

The current trend for package tours with two headliners appears to be growing, and this jaunt presented somewhat unlikely bedfellows – the...

Àma Gloria review - small-scale triumph with a big emotional...

In Marie Amachoukeli’s Àma Gloria there’s a remarkable performance by a child actor, Louise...

Susquatch Sunset review - nature red in tooth and claw (albe...

There’s a category of movies that are best seen having read nothing about them. Susquatch Sunset falls into that blood group as...

Jazz Emu, Soho Theatre review - delightfully daft musical sp...

Jazz Emu bounds on to the stage, launching into a song that talks about the importance of team work and how he has no ego. But strangely enough,...

Album: Moby - Always Centered at Night

US electronic perennial Moby has had a good run. He was a rave...

Wilding review - a life enhancing experience

Imagine you’ve inherited a castle in West Sussex plus five square miles of farmland. You continue the family tradition of mixed arable and dairy...

Miss Julie, Park Theatre review - Strindberg's kitchen...

You have to tiptoe around the edge of the set just to take your seat in the Park’s studio space for Lidless Theatre’s ...

Album: Kneecap - Fine Art

For a band just putting out their debut album, West Belfast’s Kneecap have been courting media attention for some while and have already been seen...