We catch up with kayaking author and historian David Gange about his new book.Read More
Selma Frassen experiences first hand the effects of plastic pollution on marine wildlife in Shetland.Read More
Embark on a historical tour of the Isle of Wight as Nicola Rogers visits the holiday homes of Queen Victoria and the celebrated poet Alfred Tennyson.Read More
Poetry and photography from Jura, one of Scotland’s wildest islands.Read More
A major survey of contemporary Indonesian art is currently being shown at the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition focuses on works by artists who have practicing since the fall of President Suharto in 1998, an event that marked the end of three decades of the repressive and discriminatory New Order regime.
The impact of democracy is a major concern for many of the artists represented, as is a renewed engagement with international concerns. The work shown explore a diverse range of concepts ranging from sexuality, gender roles and family, to environmental concerns, the art market, new materials and forms, the everyday object and how we might listen to and learn from the sounds of Indonesia.
We catch up with the author on publication week for her new book This Golden Fleece: A Journey Through Britain's Knitted History.Read More
A poem by Emily Jones, a writer from Nova Scotia.Read More
Stacey Astill, James Franklin and Jo Overty introduce the Poetry Map of The Isle of Man.Read More
Ian Humberstone recalls an encounter with a furious great skua in Fetlar, Shetland.Read More
The death of Okjökull (or Ok), a glacier in Iceland was marked yesterday with the installation of a memorial plaque authored by Andri Snaer Magnason. As one of Iceland’s most respected writers, Magnason has succinctly captured in words the increasingly devastating effects of man-made climate change on his home country, and the ultimate effects our actions may have in store for us all - good or bad. His efforts are part of a wider campaign to raise awareness of Iceland’s disappearing glaciers which also features the video and website Not Ok.
Many of Britain’s seaside towns have been popular as holiday destinations since the Victorian era. From Troon in Scotland to Torquay in England, they share a certain aesthetic that sits somewhere between the high glamour of Sunset Boulevard and the rattling shambles of a touring fun fair. This is what Rob Ball has captured so well in his new book Funland, the third of a series focusing on coastal places.
Visit Rob Ball’s website for a selection of images from the book and to find out more about his practice.
Poems inspired by Lofoten, Mull and St Kilda.Read More
Scott Tacchi may have the best job in the world. He’s a lighthouse technician, which means he gets to visit many of the UK’s most inaccessible islands. He’s also a fine photographer and enjoys recording his work, as you can see over at the BBC’s website.
A new poem by the Edinburgh-based writer.Read More