THE most high-profile award in British arts, the Turner Prize has certainly become more irreverent and eccentric with the passage of time, a trend that is set to continue this year after the identities of the four shortlisted nominees were revealed.
ON THE Danube delta in Romania, two white-tailed eagles fight over a kill. Frozen in time, it is a remarkable snapshot of avian life that was over in a moment and would otherwise have been lost on the wind.
My Yorkshire: Official Tour de Yorkshire artist Lucy Pittaway on her favourite people and places
Lucy Pittaway studied graphic design at Northumbria University and now works as an artist in Brompton on Swale and is the Tour de Yorkshire’s official artist for the second year running. She lives in Richmond with her family.
Another country: Carve-up in the Dales and other stories handed through the generations
It was a piece of skulduggery perpetrated by the burghers of Ingleton which happened more than two centuries ago, yet it still rankles. They have long memories in the Dales. It concerned a swathe of land on the slopes of Ingleborough, the table-topped fell that has become the most-climbed summit in Yorkshire. Known as a turbary, this was land on which local people were allowed to cut peat turf to burn in their hearths. Before the industrial revolution peat was the main fuel for domestic cooking and heating in Yorkshire.