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Orwell House

Orwell House was the research and development of a project inspired by British Cookery, an unpublished essay by George Orwell, and the idiosyncratic observation, epicureanism and cultural questioning across his wider non-fiction writing.

His broad ranging, public intellect examined an array of subjects with fresh and attentive intelligence: the decline of political language; seaside postcards; the qualities that make Dickens ‘worth stealing’; the sociological implications of common toads; the perfect pub; the artifice of Butlins-style pleasure resorts and class stereotyping in boys adventure stories and comics. Orwell House explored the lesser known side of George Orwell and his essay writing, seen through the lens of contemporary artists and writers he has influenced.

Though Orwell House was never fully realised, the R&D inspired new work from artists including Ross Sutherland, Joe Dunthorne, Henningham Family Press and Emma Bennett.

Orwell House
Orwell House
Orwell House
Orwell House