Based on Keiler Roberts’ own life, Powdered Milk is heavily influenced by her relationships with her daughter, Xia, and her husband, Scott, as well as interactions with extended family and friends, all captured in stunningly simplistic linework.
BY TARA McEVOY Upon Charles Dickens’ 1869 performance at Belfast’s Ulster Hall, Frank Finlay (then editor of the city’s Northern Whig), wrote that in addition to being a remarkable author, Dickens was also a truly ‘great actor’. Fortunately, the same couldn’t be truer of the man tasked with playing the writer – Belfast-born playwright, scholarContinue reading “Theatre Review: ‘Dickens at the Ulster Hall’ at the Lyric Theatre”
BY STEVEN ARMOUR In the opening scenes of Stoker we see a young girl, carefree, frolicking through a lush woodland area in search of something – something she will not find until the end of her very unconventional coming-of-age journey in this perverse tale the Brothers Grimm would be proud to have concocted. Outsider India’sContinue reading “Film of the Month: Stoker (Fox; 2013)”
By EMILY THORNHILL @EmmyThornhill He’s been nominated for Best Album, Best Solo Artist and Best British Breakthrough Act at this year’s Brit and NME Awards and after this gig, I can see why. Jake Bugg returned to Mandela Hall last week with his support act Hudson Taylor, to play his second sold-out show within five monthsContinue reading “Gig Review: Jake Bugg and Hudson Taylor at Mandela Hall (9th February, 2013)”