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Honour Bayes


Personal Brief

Honour Bayes is a freelance arts journalist who writes regularly for The Stage, Time Out, BBC's The Space,  The Guardian, Independent, Exeunt Magazine and The Church Times. She has worked as web editor for the Royal College of Art and currently holds editorial positions at The Serpentine and Chinese arts magazine ArtZip.

Artists on your radar, shout them out!

The Marlene Dumas exhibition at Tate Modern floored me - who says painting's dead / the ever soulful Ghostpoet / playwright, poet and fierce female Sabrina Mahfouz / theatre director and Chekhov champion Benedict Andrews / the insanely imaginative surrealist painter Leonora Carrington/ A Tribe Called Quest because, of course.

Which is your number one location - and what's it best for?

Cornwall, New York, Cornwall, New York, Cornwall, New York... Cornwall. For recuperating and going a little wild.

'Getting creative', what's it all about?

I THINK, being brave and receptive.

Your Life, Right Now - what's the soundtrack?

Right now... Patti Smith, Ghostpoet, Taylor Swift, David Bowie, Amanda Palmer and Bombay Bicycle Club

What is your idea of a jolly good time?

Good food, wine, weather and conversation. And some culture, definitely culture innit.

What happened the last time you were a complete disgrace?

I may or may not have used a child's scooter to break into a house.

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