Archive | Apollinaire 1880-1918 by Simon Watson Taylor

The following essay was first published in The London Magazine, November 1968, Volume 8, No. 8, with accompanying illustrations, and edited by Alan Ross and assistant editor Hugo Williams. Simon Watson Taylor Apollinaire 1880-1918 ‘Où êtes-vous ô jeunes filles’, sighed Apollinaire nostalgically, in a particularly inventive ‘calligramme’ sent from his army post in 1914. And […]

Review | Kiss My Genders & Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography from 1959-2016

Art endows people with the power to take control of their self-expression, to create themselves and identify themselves in a manner unadulterated by social conventions. This seems to be the lingering feeling of both Kiss My Genders and Urban Impulses: Latin American Photography 1959-2016, exhibiting at The Hayward Gallery and The Photographers’ Gallery respectively. Kiss […]

Introduction to Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man

The following essay is the introduction to the latest edition of The Nowhere Man, a novel by Kamala Markandaya, first published in 1972, now re-published by HopeRoad to mark the launch of their new imprint Small Axes. A version of this essay first appeared in The Paris Review Daily. Emma Garman Introduction to The Nowhere […]

Review | Group Hat and How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s at De La Warr Pavilion

The waves come and go, breaking on the shore at their own singular pace. Grains of sand become whole under their release, imagination finding its foundations and delivering dreams. A perpetuation of that same motion, ebbing and flowing, Bexhill-on-Sea’s De La Warr Pavilion seems to debouch into the city. The building, designed by Erich Mendelsohn […]

Review | Jellyfish at the National Theatre

Ben Weatherhill wrote Jellyfish specifically for the actress Sarah Gordy, and after seeing her incredible performance at The National Theatre, you can see why. Gordy plays the protagonist Kelly, a twenty-seven-year-old woman with Down’s Syndrome who lives with her mum, Agnes (Penny Layden), in the seaside town of Skegness. Kelly and Agnes have a settled […]

Review | Ten Years of Towner Art Gallery

The building itself is an intricate dance of angles, edges and corners; the colours and lines are a call to life, an open invitation not only to join a particular rhythm, but to find your own. The first word that comes to mind when arriving at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne is movement. Designed by […]

Essay | Low Fidelity: The Case for Shakespeare’s Reinvention by Katrina Bennett

Katrina Bennett Low Fidelity: The Case for Shakespeare’s Reinvention Perhaps more so than any other Elizabethan writer, William Shakespeare was well aware of the necessity to keep his audience entertained — either that or face a bombardment of rotten fruit from the disgruntled groundlings. This was of course a time when many theatres doubled up […]

Interview | Kevork Mourad: Seeing Through Babel

A new exhibition by the Syrian-Armenian artist Kevork Mourad is being staged at The Ismaili Centre, in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, which sees the reopening of the South Kensington-based centre’s Zamana Space. The work is inspired by the Old Testament story of Babel, which saw mankind punished for attempting to construct a […]

Fiction | The Prisoner by Tammye Huf

Tammye Huf The Prisoner I set my alarm clock for midnight, because at one in the morning we wanted to slaughter.  It rang muffled, under my pillow, but loud enough to jerk me awake, and I snatched it up to silence it before my mother could hear.  I’d tell her what I’d done when it […]




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