What we have seen

COVID Vaccine Centre

Cinemas are places of collective joy, of a community of strangers coming together to enjoy the spectacle. It’s so sad when they shut.

Quaintly old school message!

Dogs hate lockdown as well

Even in the rural idyll, constant vigilance is required

The Year of the Metal Ox comes right after the Year of the Metal Rat (2020) and before the Year of the Water Tiger (2022)

First signs of spring in Worthing

What we are watching

Adam Curtis’s new documentary series is an epic tapestry of often-overlooked 20th-century stories. Tales of black power movements, the Cultural Revolution, conspiracy theories behavioural economics and German militant revolutionaries are woven together over incredible archive footage, a typically idiosyncratic soundtrack and wild assertions on the state of power and control today.

Alternative parody of the Adam Curtis documentary style.

What we are listening to

Lolita Podcast: Jamie Loftus provides a feminist and cultural analysis of Lolita. Who is Lolita? The Nabokov literary classic has sparked infinite discussion in the 65 years since its release, but the cultural memory the book has left behind lives more in romance and fashion aesthetics than a cautionary tale about a deceptive predator and his young prey. Loftus wants to know how we got here, and this series traces Lolita — the person, Dolores Haze — from her literary origin to her current status as a doomed icon.