The new trailer for cult director Wes Anderson's stop-motion animation film Isle of Dogs looks promising. When the corrupt mayor of Megasaki City exiles all canine pets to a vast rubbish dump called Trash Island, a boy called Atari sets off alone in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire city.
A ghost story by Richard V Hirst set on a fictional island and a neighbouring volcano.Read More
After 27 years Mavis Gulliver prepares to leave Islay, but not before passing on the secrets behind the island's world-renowned native gin.Read More
A poem about Frislanda, the phantom island of the north.Read More
Lawrence Lenhart shares a story from a series of hybrid fictions he is writing about small island states that are most prone to sea-level rise due to climate change. Set on Nauru, one of the world's smallest countries, Repossession follows a motorcyclist as he circles the island's ring road in a nationwide game of hide-and-seek.Read More
Ahead of his 'PhotoPoetry' reading at St Andrews Photography Festival on 15 September, Brian Johnstone shares work inspired by the celebrated Scottish landscape photographer, Robert Moyes Adam.Read More
The island of Stóra Dímun in the southern Faroe Islands is home to just nine people. Accessible only by helicopter or boat, it remains largely untouched, save for an organic farm which marks its only settlement. A supplier to Koks, the world-renowned restaurant in the Faroese capital Tórshavn, the farm produces some of the finest lamb and turnips available anywhere. It is also located within an incredibly dramatic land and seascape, as this video shows.
In a short story by Mandy-Suzanne Wong, a woman freediving off the coast of a fictional Japanese village has a transformative experience which hints at profound personal consequences.Read More
What happens when you send a group of hip photographers to Ireland with a brief to capture what they see using only their smartphones? Head over to iGNANT for a visual feast of a trip, taking in Belfast, Dublin, Kerry and Cork.
Under the blistering summer sun, adventurer Ian Packham explores the religious and cultural connections that many Sri Lankans have with the Mahaweli Ganga, the country’s longest river, which he followed in its entirety, 208 miles from source to sea.
Set on a remote farm in the Westfjords of Iceland, this short film by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson focuses on an event that marks a turning point in the lives of two brothers.
Whale Valley world premiered in the Official Competition of the 66th Cannes Film Festival 2013, where it received a Special Mention. Since then it has won over 50 international awards.
Contains scenes which some viewers may find upsetting.
A poem from the new collection by Miriam Nash, All the Prayers in the House.Read More
The tropical rainforest of southeastern Peru contains oxbow lakes that are home to giant otters and black caiman. Surrounded by a sea of forest, biologist and conservationist Jessica Groenendijk, has come to see these bodies of water as islands offering an escape into stillness.Read More