Norman Dilworth died

When Norman Dilworth was awarded the Peter C Ruppert prize for concrete art in Würzburg, Germany in 2019, he recalled the moment 40 years earlier when a gallery owner in Amsterdam saw the first work he planned to exhibit there. “She looked around at the pieces on the walls, and the ones on the floor, … Read more

stirring music reinforced by Sheffield steel

(Johan Persson) Who would have thought that a musical about the brutal Sheffield Park Hill housing estate could be so exciting? Playwright Chris Bush worked the stirring earlobes of her countryman, the famous singer-songwriter Richard Hawley, into a compelling triple narrative covering the post-war utopian concept of development, its demise in the eighties and to … Read more

Discover Vermeer and his hometown

Avoiding the oncoming bikes, I climb a low mound a few feet above water level and look across the city. It’s a clear evening: the sky holds a delicate tang of orange that rises, becoming royal blue, then indigo. before me is a pier where a few boats are moored; beyond that, an expanse of … Read more

How to spend 48 hours in Galway

(Ireland Content Pool) Although unlikely, Galway has a growing reputation (in Ireland and abroad) as one of the best places to enjoy good music, good food and good crack, as well as the obligatory pints of Guinness . Ed Sheeran was right: he has magic in spades. Located on Ireland’s beautiful west coast, this small … Read more

The most romantic hotels in Scotland for 2023

Gleneagles Townhouse – one of the most romantic hotels in Scotland Each hotel was independently reviewed and selected. We will earn a commission if you book through the links below, but this does not affect our rating. Our expert writers are usually hosted on a complimentary basis to gain the personal experience necessary for their … Read more

High-end luxury with effortless style

(Martino Dini) Milan in winter – the capital of fashion or the poor industrial relations of Florence and Rome? Within minutes of arriving in the city and the beautiful window displays of Prada, Armani, Fendi (take your pick), you know the answer. You don’t even have to care about fashion (I can’t say I do, … Read more