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‘EMBRACING THE DIS-EASE, DIS-ORDER AND CHAOS’, by Katarina Juvancic

Disease is a discord, friction, dissonance, a flatted fifth every righteous composer wants to avoid, but hearing it in music it makes the tune much more interesting and edgy. So, no, I don’t really believe in controlling or managing a disease as something external, as a bank account, or as a puppy that needs to […]

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‘On Scarborough beach, I played football’, by Paul Allender

On Scarborough beach, I played football.     This image is one of my new paintings. It is autobiographical and consists of two halves. One half reflects my early life growing up in Neepsend, an industrial area of Sheffield. The other half depicts me, as a child, on the beach with my football.     by Paul […]

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‘Ray’, by Philip Brennan

His hand closed up over the stretch of five years, and stayed like that till he passed. First the pinkie, as if winched towards the palm by an invisible string, and then the ring finger went, till his hand was frozen stiff like a claw. It was like it had slowly snapped shut, sixty years […]

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