As a concept, surrealism’s roots run deep in Britain, even if as an artform it never took hold to the same extent as elsewhere. Yet RICHARD HOLLEDGE reminds us that the country still has a healthy heritage of the absurd.
Even before coronavirus, Calais was a place of tension. Now, as migrants wait in cramped, unsanitary conditions for a chance to cross the Channel, the fear is ratcheting up. CONSTANCE KAMPFNER reports.
Being a stable, conservative, even slightly boring country can be helpful in a crisis – especially if you also happen to get lucky – says CATHRIN SCHAER, as she assesses whether her country is deserving of the international plaudits it has been receiving.