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Barn to be wild: a Wiltshire farm building reimagined as a joyful, contemporary home

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To see Lucy Kent and her husband John Gilbey in their Wiltshire barn with their two small children you could believe that they had lived and worked there for years – but this ambitious, bold and joyful home was create...

Broadside Hacks: Songs Without Authors Vol 1 review – contemporary artists tinker with tradition

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Last month, the drummer of Fontaines DC released an Irish folk anthology, and now the bassist from London indie band Sorry unleashes his second anthology in four months of (primarily) non-folk artists getting into tra...

Bendik Giske: Cracks review

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Bendik Giske is a saxophonist who doesn’t appear to like the saxophone very much. As a gay man growing up in Norway, and then attending a music conservatoire in Copenhagen, he hated the straight, male establishment th...

Exhibition to show 50 contemporary portraits of Holocaust survivors

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When Kitty Hart-Moxon, 97, was recently asked to choose one object that symbolised the horrors she survived at the hands of the Nazis in Auschwitz, Belsen, and on death marches, she had no doubts. A glass container en...

Blank Gloss: Melt review

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The music magazine Uncut recently featured a cover-mounted CD and an accompanying article celebrating “Ambient Americana”, subtitled “a road trip across psychic state lines”, while the Guardian surveyed the “ambient c...

Nik Bärtsch: Entendre review

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The Swiss pianist Nik Bärtsch is many things: a club proprietor (he describes his Zurich venue Exil as a “self-perpetuating organism for creating experimental music”), an academic (he studied linguistics and philosoph...

Gazelle Twin & NYX: Deep England review

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Gazelle Twin is the alter ego of Elizabeth Bernholz, a composer, producer and singer who creates unsettling, terrifying and occasional hilarious electronic music. Her stage costume resembles a Morris-dancing Leigh Bow...