Phoenix are proud to announce the coming of a series of cultural essays, on varied subjects relating to publishing, media and the arts, and from people not necessarily directly involved, yet who share a passion for that often nebulous beast called ‘culture’. The first will be by the enormously exciting abstract painter, and one time artist-in-residence at the House of Commons, following in the footsteps of Turner, Philip Mount. It will be followed by an essay by the former BBC Producer, music specialist and hugely acclaimed biographer of Roald Dahl, Donald Sturrock. We hope it will instigate a great little tradition at Phoenix, of short, stimulating and entirely free articles, for Phoenix followers to enjoy. Please watch this space.