Mary Newcomb for the looking

Mary Newcomb for the looking

For those coming across the work of the British painter, Mary Newcomb, for the first time her paintings may look naïve. Her proportions seem wrong. Her fore- and backgrounds come across as being amorphous, all on one plane. She seems not to use perspective. But there...
Robert Layton

Robert Layton

Robert — ‘Bob’ — Layton, the celebrated musicologist, author and, for 31 years, a BBC Radio Producer, died on 9th November at the age of 90.  He was a member of the Critics’ Circle from 1966. He contributed regularly to a wide variety of publications but as a critic...
Film Section welcomes seven new members

Film Section welcomes seven new members

The UK Critics’ Circle Film Section is proud to announce seven new members for 2020. Film Section Chair Anna Smith says, “We are thrilled to welcome these new members, I’m sure they will be a great asset to the Circle.” They are: Hanna Flint has been...
Critics’ Circle Music Awards 2019

Critics’ Circle Music Awards 2019

The Music Section of the Critics’ Circle is delighted to announce the winners of our Annual Awards for 2019. The Lifetime Achievement Award is a special category, rather than an annual award, and is given here by the music section to a conductor whose career has had a...