Adult Ballet- I’ll never be an icon, but maybe it will help?

Ballet is something we associate with pink tutus. It’s Swan Lake and the Nutcracker performed by abused and very underweight women in an ostentatiously decorated theatre. As someone who is scruffy, not at all girly, and very uncoordinated it doesn’t make sense that I’ve decided to take it up as an adult. Yet giving it … Continue reading Adult Ballet- I’ll never be an icon, but maybe it will help?

Iconostasis: incense and nationalism in London

Orthodox mass is full of incense, ornate decorations, and most importantly, icons-  a wall of them. The phenomenon is known as iconostasis, literally icons placed in a way that conceals the altar and creates a barrier between the congregation and the priests. Dressed in robes (black or intricately and ornately decorated with gold), the priests … Continue reading Iconostasis: incense and nationalism in London

Letter from the editor- Readers, Unite!

3rd March 2020 Dear reader, Firstly, thank you for joining me in this project. We're just beginning so please give us feedback on any articles you read!  At the moment we might be distracted by the coronavirus but recently the news has told a truly damning story about modern Britain. Some bits from the past … Continue reading Letter from the editor- Readers, Unite!