Issue 1400

27 Sep 2021
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Currents and the Clyde
Landscape, friendship, mortality and just life itself are the inspirations for artist Alison Watt and writer Andrew O’Hagan. Close friends themselves, the two sit down in dramatic surroundings to talk about creativity, success – and doing whatever they want. Richard Smirke listens in, Angela Catlin shoots.

In for a penny
Investment in toilets in remote Honduran schools. Words: Antonia Charlesworth. Photos: Susan Wood.


News from Afghanistan, where women who’d set themselves up in business are fearful for their livelihoods, columnist Saskia Murphy laments the loss of our swimming pools, poet Hollie McNish overcomes her aversion to the theatre – and much more.