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Meet Carly Watts: Featured Artist from That Which We Do Not Understand

Carly Watts is a self taught illustrator based in Sheffield. Her whimsical contribution to my 10th anniversary limited edition book is called The Golden Rabbit and is based on an ancient folk tale.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Carly Watts is a Sheffield based illustrator who is inspired by all things cute and whimsical. Her work starts life as a simple sketch before being digitally coloured using a limited palette. The Golden Rabbit is based on the tale of the Moon Rabbit that is popular in a few cultures. ‘I’ve put my own sort of spin on it, showing a rabbit who wants to visit the moon goddess, but as it gets closer to her, it becomes part of a constellation so that it can always be with her.’

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How did you learn about the tale of the moon rabbit which inspired The Golden Rabbit illustration?
I first discovered the tale whilst I was on holiday with my family in Florida. There was a gorgeous display in the Japanese pavillion located in the Epcot Park and my mum suggested that I take inspiration from it to create an illustration of my own. I've always loved rabbits, and I had plenty… read more

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Written by Matt Bramford

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Don't miss this summer's hottest documentary films - all the ones to watch, including clips and trailers. Discovered at the Sheffield Doc/Fest 2013.

Written by Sonja Todd

Pussy Riot in prayer position. Illustration by Linus Nystrom. Don’t miss this summer’s hottest documentary films. Here’s our pick as seen at Sheffield Doc/Fest, including all the trailers. Fuck For […]

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The Eccentronic Research Council at Village Underground: Live Review

There were dark tales to be told as the synth-wielding Sheffield combo, featuring an acclaimed actor in their ranks, played their debut London show on Friday 17th May 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

The Eccentronic Research Council by Laura Hickman For the first in a series of events celebrating a century since Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo published L’Arte dei Rumori (The Art of […]

Introducing Tiny Dancer: Who Am I?

There's a new pop star on the scene: Kate Bush has been rebooted for the 21st century in the form of Sheffield's Tiny Dancer. Step this way...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiny Dancer by Jo Ley. It’s not often that I get over-excited about a music artist on the basis of one video, but that is exactly what happened after hearing […]

An interview with Victoria Foster of The Aviary

Victoria Foster and Ben Fletcher began The Aviary as a way to make the most of their hoarde of vintage goods, creating gorgeous upcycled jewellery and charms with an illustrative twist.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Victoria wears the Darling Jane Detachable Peter Pan Collar. The Aviary is the brainchild of two fine art graduates, Victoria Foster and Ben Fletcher. In late 2009 the project began […]

An interview with Fairewell and review of debut album Poor, Poor Grendel

Johnny White is solely responsible for the beatific sounds of Fairewell. In this interview he explains how he's influenced by a combination of heavy metal and the magic of being a young child.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fairewell by Jacqueline Valencia. The debut album from Fairewell starts with the beauteous tones of Grendel, after which the album is named. It’s the soporific sounds of a thousand voices, […]

Jarvis Cocker: I Want To Sleep With Common People Like You

Jarvis Cocker at The Troxy, London, 17th June 2009

Written by Richard Pearmain

“Welcome to Limehouse.” With those words, Jarvis Cocker set off on the latest instalment of his 30 year musical odyssey, launching into set opener Pilchard from his new solo album, […]