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Posts Tagged ‘Francesca Weber-Newth’

A review of Silent City, Part One: A Symposium on Climate Change

An exhibition that addressed the issue of climate change with a particular focus on its impact on the Third World: A reaction against exhibitions such as ‘Earth: Art of a Changing World’ hosted by the RA which tend to present a classless vision of ecological justice made in the West, prioritising the needs of the developed nations over all others.

Written by Max McCormick

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Illustration of Peggy Sue by Antonia Parker.

Peggy Sue have been around in various incarnations for sometime - previously accompanied by the Pirates - and it comes as a real surprise to discover that their first long player has only just come out, this site so already engrained are they in the indie consciousness: a true band of our internet led times.

Released at the end of April on Wichita Recordings, more about Fossils and Other Phantoms therefore finds the work of an already mature band with a strongly identifiable sound of their own. A combination of indie and folk with a strong streak of the blues and even doo-wop, remedy husky vocalists Katy Klaw and Rosa Rex take turns to lead the tunes against a firm rhythmic backbone courtesy of drummer Olly Joyce, who comes crashing in halfway into opening track Long Division Blues after a slowly spiralling build up. His presence is never far away, even when the girls… read more

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Film Preview: Mauerpark, the documentary.

Save Green Spaces from the onslaught of Private Development. The short documentary Mauerpark examines the importance of saving an open free space in the place where the Wall once stood.

Written by Emily Whitebread

Emily Whitebread interviews Francesca Weber-Newth and Sally Mumby-Croft about their recently completed short documentary film: Mauerpark. Mauerpark [‘Wall Park’] lies on the former ‘no man’s land’, visit this site which […]