Artwork

Jack and the Beanstalk

Charlie Willis’s illustration of a scene from ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is part of a collection of black and white drawings entitled ‘Of Strange Folk and Monsters’. The collection as a whole was announced as a runner-up of Oriel College’s Gower Memorial Prize  on 3 November 2016, and can be found in its entirety on The […]

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Artwork

Of Strange Folk and Monsters

  Charlie Willis’ collection of black and white drawings was recently announced as a runner-up of Oriel College’s Gower Memorial Prize. She says, ‘My inspiration for these pictures was the work of Arthur Rackham and traditional European fairytales. In these photographs of my original drawings I wanted to convey a thoughtful stillness and a sense […]

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Culture, Prose, Reviews

Cinderella (Branagh, 2015) – A Review

by Rebecca Leigh Cinderella (2015, Kenneth Branagh) is just the kind of delicious live-action nostalgia-fest you could wish it to be. “The production value of Cinderella is sky-high” The plot follows closely the line of the 1950’s animation, which is to say the programmatic version of the fairytale that I for one grew up with, […]

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