Tessa Ditner

Tessa Ditner is half French and half English, which is the main problem. She is a Cambridge University philosophy graduate from Corpus Christi College, where she got told off constantly for putting on plays instead of writing essays on free will. She specialized in literary journalism at Roehampton University during her MA, because it seemed so wonderfully nosey. You can follow her misadventures in London’s art and theater scene on Twitter @CultureKiddo.

  •    May 2012
    London is peppered with the grotesque. Is this a revival of a Dickensian past, Johnny Depp style, or are we creating a new carnivalesque? From pickled sharks to supermodel yoga, how close must you get to the grotesque to understand it?  A cyclist in yellow spandex, splattered with fake blood, wriggles past. He is followed by a nurse holding onto a Marie Antoinette wig and oxygen mask. I...