Among the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, this Old English epic poem, written sometime between the eighth and eleventh centuries, describes the adventures of a sixth-century Scandinavian warrior. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, travels vast distances to prove his strength at impossible odds against supernatural demons and beasts, including Grendel, Grendel’s mother and a dragon. The stuff of heroism, the tale builds up to a final battle after Beowulf’s return to Geatland, where he has become king.
An unusual collaboration between two friends, Beautiful Darkness is a compelling story of Lena Duchannes and her family of ‘Casters’ – non-mortals who inhabit the supernatural realm and are locked in a kind of ‘paranormal civil war’
As part of a brand new project, Sublime teamed up with Grampus Heritage & Training Ltd. to send fashion students from Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art in London to various European destinations – but not Paris or Milan. Instead, they will be visiting rural villages in Cyprus, Slovakia and Romania where they will learn traditional skills from lace making and loom weaving to silver smithing
Despite, or perhaps because of, having his books once banned in Swiss nurseries and Reagan’s America (he was a 1960s agitprop satirist), Tomi Ungerer has found acclaim as an illustrator and children’s writer. Though little known in the UK (he is a cult hero in his native France and in America), his imaginative, horror-tinged stories have had children – and adults – in thrall since the early 1970s.
The sense of infinite depth and darkness, the mysterious alien-like organisms and the feeling that this is another world entirely, so very unknown to us. There are many parallels that can be drawn between outer space and under water, and never has this been portrayed more beautifully than by artist Lynette Wallworth in her latest work Coral: Rekindling Venus