Culture consumed each month

October 2020

Books:

  • Transfer Window by Maria Gerhardt
  • Outside Looking In by T C Boyle
  • Clothes and other things that matter by Alexandra Shulman
  • The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka
  • Sisters by Daisy Johnson
  • When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife by Meena Kandasany
  • Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books by Cathy Rentzenbrink
  • The Pear Field by Nana Ekvtimishvili

Film

  • Wadjda (2012)
  • Enola Holmes (2020)
  • The Screaming Man (L’homme qui cri) (2010)
  • As I Open my Eyes (2015)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (rewatch) (1975)
  • Supa Modo! (2018)
  • The Wedding Ring (2016)
  • Time (2020)
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)
  • Beetlejuice (rewatch) (1988)
  • Dhalinyaro (Youth) (2019)

TV

  • Misfits season 1
  • Misfits season 2
  • Ghosts season 2
  • The History of Writing (documentary)

Podcast:

  • Futile Attempts by Kim Noble

September 2020

Books:

  • Katherine Mansfield short stories
  • Summerwater by Sarah Moss
  • Negative Capability by Michele Roberts
  • The Western Wind by Samantha Harvey
  • Some Kids I Taught and What They Taught Me by Kate Clanchy
  • The Great Godden by Meg Rosoff
  • The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes by Janet Malcolm
  • On Time and Water by Andri Snaer Magnason

Film

TV

  • I Hate Suzie
  • The Politician (season 1)
  • The Art of Japanese Life
  • Us
  • Simon Schama on The Romantics

August 2020

Books:

  • In Extremis: The Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin by Lindsey Hilsum
  • Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah
  • Red Dust Road by Jackie Kay
  • Family Lexicon by Natalia Ginzburg
  • The Past by Tessa Hadley
  • My Mansfield Project by Kirsty Gunn
  • A Death in the Neighbourhood by Susannah Berne
  • Little Eyes by Samanta Schweblin

Film:

  • A Private War
  • Much Much Amore
  • Team America
  • Burn After Reading

TV:

Mandy (comedy series)

July 2020

Books:

  • When Time Stopped by Ariana Neumann
  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • Frank Bowling by Elena Crippa
  • Harald Sohlberg: Infinite Landscapes
  • On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
  • The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald
  • The Summer Book by Tove Jansson
  • Big Sky by Kate Atkinson

Film:

TV:

  • A House through Time
  • Space Force
  • The Crown season 3

Podcast:

  • Cautionary Tales

June 2020

Books:

Film:

TV

  • Mallory Towers
  • The Big Flower Fight
  • Age of the Image
  • Hollywood
  • Killing Eve (rewatch)
  • Staged
  • What we do in the Shadows
  • I May Destroy You

May 2020

Books:

TV:

  • Normal People
  • Hospital: Coronavirus Special
  • Upload
  • Sewing Bee

Film:

Podcast:

  • The Last Days of August

April 2020

Books:

  • Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (re-read)
  • Actress by Anne Enright (audiobook)
  • Green Smoke by Rosemary Manning (kid’s book!)
  • The Wall by Marlen Haushofen
  • English Monsters by James Scudamore
  • The Bass Rock by Evie Wyld
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

TV:

  • Tiger King (true crime series on Netflix)
  • National Theatre live, Jane Eyre

Film:

March 2020

Books:

  • Baho! by Roland Rugero
  • The Shadow King by Maaza Mengiste
  • The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates (audio book)
  • Loop by Brenda Lozano
  • Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
  • A Small Revolution in Germany by Philip Hensher (audio book)
  • The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood

Film:

Art exhibition:

  • Among the Trees at the Hayward Gallery, London

TV:

  • Bonus Family (Swedish comedy drama) on Netflix UK
  • Intelligence (UK comedy series on Sky)
  • Breeders (UK comedy series on Sky)

February 2020

Books:

Films:

Exhibition:

TV

  • Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

January 2020

Books:

Film:

Exhibition:

  • Troy: Myth and Reality @ The British Museum
  • Dora Maar @ Tate Modern

TV/podcasts:

  • Avenue 5
  • The Windermere Children

December 2019

Books:

Film:

  • Cats

Exhibitions:

TV/podcast:

  • His Dark Materials (UK TV dramatization)
  • Upright (Australian comedy series)
  • Pose (US series by Ryan Murphy, second season)

November 2019

Books:

  • Robert Harris, The Second Sleep
  • Hanne Ørstavik, Love

Film:

Exhibition:

  • Jide Odukoya, Turn it Up: On Paradoxes at the Horniman Museum

TV:

  • UK TV comedy series Ghosts
  • UK drama Gold Digger

October 2019

Books:

  • Margaret Atwood, The Testaments
  • Scholastique Mukasonga, Our Lady of the Nile
  • Zadie Smith, Grand Union (short story collection)
  • Emilie Pine, Notes to Self (essay collection)
  • Elizabeth Taylor, Mrs Claremont at the Palfrey
  • Mary Costello, The River Capture
  • Marjane Satrapi, The Complete Persepolis
  • Ann Patchett, The Dutch House

Films:

Exhibition/art:

  • Into the Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art, at the Barbican, London
  • Kara Walker’s installation in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

TV:

  • UK comedy series Motherland

September 2019

Books:

Films:

Exhibitions:

TV shows:

  • UK comedy series State of the Union
  • UK comedy series Defending the Guilty

August 2019

Film:

  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Exhibition:

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