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Dandies in the Underworld: The Echoes & Influences of Glam Rock • Marlene Dietrich: Hollywood’s Bisexual Cross-dressing Star • Don’t Dream It Be It: The Seductive Liberation of ‘70s Sci-fi • An Ode to Etiquette & The Art of Bearing Witness to Difference • The Enigma of Robert Holcombe: identity, illusion & artistic invention • tombili: the chill cat of istanbul  • Creative confabs • art history • sensible nonsense • and lots more! •

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FOR CURIOUS HISTORY & MARVELLOUS HUMANS

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Miss Onion, a quaintrelle of fine taste and far flung fancies, is a guest writer in The Dilettante Magazine and a collector of exquisite things. Sometimes frivolous, always exquisite, these are delicious treats to help escape the mundane and give a sip of inspiration ...Shall we?

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A short foray into the fascinating life of writer and artist Edward Gorey, whose morbidly whimsical monochrome drawings conjured a world of unsettling situations, unwholesome humour and ghoulish characters.

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An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only.

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When one is so tired that they begin to think, feel and/or act as if under the influence of alcohol or otherwise intoxicated.

"I was so exhausticated I decided I lived in the park and had a snooze on the bench."

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Virago is a deliciously potent word. Beautifully sharp and seeped in meaning, it’s etymology reveals how women’s history has been shaped and skewed by language. But where did the virago come from, and why is it no longer part of our common tongue?

FOR ECLECTIC AND ORIGINAL ART PRINTS

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Exploring the intersection between art, alchemy and science, Dr B.'s work covers themes of time and transformation as he creates ever-changing alchemical artworks using materials found in the Cornwall landscape.