Ledbury Church Lane

“I think that competition judging is like editing: you have to do it in a spirit of utmost integrity and enthusiasm. You have to be looking for the best work, and to feel a leap of enthusiasm when you discover it.” | Theophilus Kwek

Photo by Jeremy Segrott

This is not throwing plates, how
you ask me. Too late for that.
This is a whisper dissection.” | Ila Colley


“Pavements slick from rain and a market at night, risen dripping from the oily roads like a brand new continent… Two little boys sit with faces blue from a screen cupped in four warm hands and there’s plenty of music seeping from the decks but it’s the sound of the sirens that makes the little ones dance.” | Charlotte Newman

Hannah Gluckstein, Gluck, 1942. Courtesy: National Portrait Gallery.

“This celebration of showmanship and sensitivity, of creative potential and mournful loss comes in from the margins to become the shared history of all our lives, everyday.” | Laurel Forster

State of the Nation, The Court of Redonda, Stephen Chambers

“Princes, prefects, urchins and poets; these are just a few in a court of luminaries setting sail to Venice. But all is not as it seems, for this royal court is not to be found on the passenger list – all are actually cargo, nestled safely below deck.” | Lucy Binnersley


Stone Fruit, Stephen Yenser’s highly anticipated third collection published by Waywiser, dazzles, delights, and enchants with its wordplay, predilection for sound effects, and linguistic brilliance.”
| Hélène Cardona

Nicholas Schöffer Lumino 1968 light installation metal motor plexiglass 24x26x22cm

“On entering the doorway of 48 Albemarle Street and walking up its makeshift staircase of simple wooden boards you are taken into a world that couldn’t be more apart from the fleshpots of Mayfair. ” | Anny Carpenter

you must change your life review

You Must Change Your Life is an enthralling exploration of the complex relationship between two creative giants of art and literature, drawn together in Paris at the birth of a new century.”
| Will Stone

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“After reading her ‘state-of-the-nation’ poem ‘Remains of the Day’, written after the referendum result a year ago, the evening ends with a flood of people leaving the room, talking energetically about the poetry they had heard, and clutching copies of Poetry London.” | Suzannah V. Evans