Close-Up Culture look back on our most viewed articles of 2022.
Top 5 Theatre Reviews
“The Play With Speeches is an ambitious piece of theatrical work from the pen of playwright James Woolf – which is currently getting a welcome airing at the rather delightful Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley, south London. Fine evening fare.”
Top 5 Music Reviews
“What a special night at PizzaExpress Live In London’s Holborn on Thursday (March 10). A night when musicians, music lovers and organisers of music events came together and raised nearly £50,000 for the wonderful people of Ukraine. A fantastic effort. Our country, our people at their best.”
Top 5 Podcasts
In the first episode of Me Party, Anna talks about the film ‘Elvis’.
Top 5 Interviews
“So it was mid 2021 and I was feeling creatively stifled. I had been auditioning for great projects but none of them had materialized. It was in this limited capacity jazz class that I had been taking, when the idea struck me of making a dance video, as a retro, sexy “Jazz Kitty”. The initial idea was to shoot it on 8mm film. The project then evolved from there. I choreographed the dance and then linked up with Ed Dougherty, who was interested in directing and co-producing the project with me. He brought his wonderful crew on board and decided to opt for 16mm film instead. I am thrilled with how it turned out!”
Editor’s Top Picks of 2022
“The first one that comes to mind is a drawing I made of Mario lowering himself down the final pole in a Super Mario level in a very over-the-top pole dance routine. I tried to find the most ostentatious pole routine photos to use as visual reference while I was drawing. The final product came out ridiculous. It was that golden intersection of something that made me laugh while I was drawing it, and also received a great response from the internet.”