I hadn't been to see an art exhibition since before the pandemic, and in this political climate, it was the perfect show to see in 2022. Grayson Perry: The Vanity of Small Differences presents a series of vibrant tapestries which showcase the rise of a fictional Mackem character named Tim Rakewell, taking him out of his working-class life in Sunderland and into high society as a millionaire.
On 4th March 1922, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horror premiered in Berlin. More than a hundred years later, I watched the horror film for the first time, wondering if it still holds up. Of course, I had seen the famous clip of a hunched creature walking up the staircase with pointed claws, but I never knew that Nosferatu was a German film as I assumed it was one of Hollywood's early creations. Having already watched The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, another German Expressionist horror which came out in 1920 and ultimately inspired Tim Burton, I realised that it was German filmmakers who created the creepy face of modern cinema.