Matilda Battersby

Matilda Battersby is Digital Arts Editor for The Independent. She writes arts breaking news, features, music and theatre reviews and lifestyle pieces.

See inside the wavy, wooden Grand Designs retreat in Cornwall

Husband-and-wife Tom and Danielle Raffield had already set up a successful business using steam to bend wood into beautiful furniture. Next, they embarked on a mission to use this unusual technqiue to create a bigger house for their family...

Amnesia noir is back in fashion

Emily Blunt in ‘The Girl on the Train’ plays the latest in a string of characters who commit violent acts while suffering memory lapses 

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The objectification of men

When faced with everyday problems (such as the fact that you might be hanged) everyone knows that the best thing to do is to rip off your shirt and start mining with a frenzy that shows off your sculpted pecs to their very best, sweaty advantage.

The art of infertility

As artist Stuart Semple raises awareness of female egg donation and the problems of conceiving with artworks on display across the country, Matilda Battersby looks at the history of art and infertility, as opposed to the images of pregnant bellies that are everywhere in art