How to slow down in a fast-moving world | Brief letters

Olga Tokarczuk | Flags | Music festivals | Alan Turing | Art

As a big fan of Olga Tokarczuk (Editorial, 28 March) I was also pleased to see the publication of The Lost Soul and am now a proud owner. But, surely, what’s just as important as the use of pictures is her “commentary” on modern life in a fast-moving world. Slow down, relax and chill out. I’m now looking forward to the English translation of The Books of Jacob.
Dr Mark Wilcox
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

• On the issue of flag-waving (Letters, 26 March), I have had the privilege of living in eight countries in my adult life. In my experience, the bigger the flags and the more they are waved is in inverse proportion to the country’s national self-confidence and political stability.
David Smith
Accra, Ghana

• Laura Snapes’ report on gender equality at forthcoming music festivals was first-rate (‘It’s a statement of exclusion’: music festivals return to UK but lineups still lack women, 26 March). But surely her argument was thwarted by having a great big photo of Liam Gallagher (or was it his brother?) stuck in the middle of it.
Dr Richard Witts
Ormskirk, Lancashire

• I’m pleased that Alan Turing is to be recognised (New £50 note featuring Alan Turing to enter circulation in June). It’s a shame it’s on a £50 note as I can’t remember when I last saw one.
Michael Cunningham

• With so much art only available online (The Great British art tour), surely it’s now the case that beauty is in the holder of the iPad?
Andrew Cooper


The GuardianTramp

Related Content

Article image
Visa refusals starve UK’s arts festivals of world talent | Letters
Letters: Directors of some of Britain’s international festivals warn that artists are being deterred from coming to the UK because of Home Office visa application procedures


21, Aug, 2018 @4:49 PM

Article image
Festival fatigue and regressive corsets | Brief letters
Brief letters: Visa test cheating claims | Michael Rosen | Corsets | Headlines | Glastonbury


01, Jul, 2019 @4:25 PM

Article image
Personality missing from BBC sporting contest | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music | Sports Personality of the Year | Inequality and lack of empathy | Nuclear threat | Tequila brand ambassador


04, Oct, 2018 @5:30 PM

Article image
Great British art did not start with a flea | Brief letters
Brief letters: Communism | Art history | Coney | Obesity | Women composers | Theresa May


23, Apr, 2019 @5:19 PM

Article image
When Jefferson Airplane landed on water | Brief letters
Brief letters: Jefferson airplane | Crosswords | Male sluts


01, Oct, 2018 @5:06 PM

Article image
Have your ticks left feeling out in the cold | Brief letters
Brief letters: Miles Davis | Bristol | Toilets | Elgin marbles | Ticks | Festivals


04, Aug, 2019 @4:39 PM

Article image
Motherhood is good prep for politics | Brief letters
Brief letters: Motherhood | Awkward teacher encounters | Sheep | NHS


24, Jul, 2019 @4:34 PM

Article image
A picture book can paint a thousand words | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a Guardian editorial on the power of picture books to fire adult imaginations as much as children’s


26, Mar, 2021 @4:31 PM

Article image
When falling down doesn’t get a laugh | Briefs
Letters: Age check | Water quality | Beckett’s wedding | Wheels | Ageing


06, Jun, 2021 @5:14 PM

Article image
Fuchs, festivals and mounting problems | Brief letters
Brief letters: Vita Sackville-West | Summer festivals | Muirfield golf club | Apocryphal headlines | Sir Roger Casement


28, Jun, 2019 @3:41 PM