Queer: A Graphic History

There’s something comforting about picture books. They help us navigate words and worlds when we are learning how to read. For the more mature reader, graphic novels can also have the same impact – big ideas made simple by accompanying images. I recently read Queer: A Graphic History and actually feel somewhat comforted – I think I…

Gross indecency petition: pardoning the past

Today, descendants of Alan Turing will take a petition signed by over 500,000 people to Downing Street. The petition to pardon all men who were convicted under the ‘gross indecency’ law has clearly resonated with the public, but I haven’t signed it. I can’t sign it because I do not think it is the right thing to…

Exhibitions to see in 2015

Inspired by the ‘ones to watch’ lists that turn up this time of year, I’ve put together a list of exhibitions to look out for and forward to in 2015. TimeOut published a similar list, and some of their suggestions are included here, but I wanted to highlight exhibitions outside of London too, and focus…