A WARM welcome to Close-Up Culture (formerly Prestridge²) – a website that reviews the latest films, theatre (mainstream and fringe), live music and books. Thank you for visiting and we trust you like what we are doing.

We are striving to create something with Close-Up Culture that stands out from the madding crowd. A source of quality journalism on issues most of us love – cinema, theatre, the arts and literature.

We seek to inform and with our words entertain at the same time. We might not get the mix right all the time but we will endeavour to do so. Feedback is essential so if you have a view on Close-Up Culture do let us know. Tell us what we are doing right – or wrong – and what you would like us to review.

Close-Up Culture is not a breaking news website. It is designed to provide vibrant copy on the country’s wonderful arts scene. But where possible we will provide previews of forthcoming films as well as the thoughts of leading film directors and producers – thereby helping you make discerning choices on the things you go and see.

More than anything else we want to be positive about the arts so we will only post reviews of performances, cinema and literature that we think you will enjoy immensely.

You can follow us on twitter at @closeupculture – please do so. The more arts lovers that follow us, the more loved we will feel – and the more compelled we will be to review what we see. Enjoy.

Our best wishes.

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