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Issue 104 November 2016

Our featured artist this month is the esteemed hyper-realist Ben Ashton. His new show, The King is Dead, Long Live The King, ran at the Cob Gallery in London last month. Read our interview with him and go to his website to see the full monty.

Off The Shelf Festival ends soon, so quickly read our interview with comedian, actress and activist Francesca Martinez, then go to her curated day as part of the festival on Sunday 6 November, How To Create A Better World.

The Festival of Debate continues until 25 November. Check out our summary of remaining events in the festival programme, read Laurence Peacock’s article on the NHS, then get yourself down to the staged reading of his play, Duty of Care, at Theatre Delicatessen on 8 November.

As ever, if you have something to say in these pages, please get in touch. We are always on the look-out for new contributors.

This month’s eclectic Now Then mix comes from Joe at Eye Full Clothing.

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This month's articles

Festival of Debate: @FestOfDebate

At the time of writing we've had around six weeks of Festival of Debate, with 20 events covering a wide range of topics and formats, from…

Celebrating The Harvest

Recipe from Luke French, Jöro 1 large cauliflower - cut into large florets, keep the leaves and cut into pieces 2 tbsps wild garlic…

Sound Ghostwriting

As a young musician, I felt that 'ghostwriting' was a dirty pairing of words. Why would anyone want to create music for someone else to…

Headsup Bungalows & Bears

“If you can’t handle me at my bungalows, you don’t deserve me at my bears,” mumbled a friend of mine once, as we staggered out of the…

Filmreel Film Noir

Fritz Lang, USA, 1945 An appropriately pitch-dark film noir directed by the great Fritz Lang, who also directed such classics as…