Interview | David Keenan | For The Good Times

After a career as a music writer spanning more than 20 years, David Keenan released his first novel This Is Memorial Device in 2017, a novel about a fictional music scene set in Airdrie, Scotland in 1983, during the middle of the post-punk boom. Psychedelic, hilarious and genuinely affecting, it achieved much critical acclaim, and won […]

Interview | GeorgII Uvs | Full Circle: The Beauty of Inevitability

Driven by scientific pursuit and artistic imagination, the acclaimed Russian artist GeorgII Uvs pioneered a new approach to abstract art in which he developed a technique in painting with ultraviolet reactive pigments. Jemima Walter caught up with him in the lead up to his first solo exhibition in the UK, Full Circle: The Beauty of […]

Art News | Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures at BASTIAN

Next month in Mayfair sees the opening of Andy Warhol Polaroid Pictures at BASTIAN, which will displaying over 60 portrait and self-portraits taken by Andy Warhol in the 1960s and 70s. It will be the inaugural exhibition in BASTIAN’s new Mayfair space, which represents their first international outpost outside of Berlin, which will continue to […]

Archive | Review | Evelyn Waugh on Don’t Tell Alfred by Nancy Mitford

While looking through our archive recently we came across this review by Evelyn Waugh of Nancy Mitford’s novel Don’t Tell Alfred from 1960. Displaying a characteristic mix of erudition and passion for story telling (alongside more than a hint of bitterness), we thought that it was a weird slice of literary history that needed to […]

Essay | I’ll Always Have London by Leonard Quart

I’m off to London for the first time in a couple of years. There are friends to visit, art exhibitions and plays to see, and especially the city’s parks, streets, alleys and neighbourhoods to explore—more this time out of a sense of nostalgia than expecting any new revelations. Still, there are always those moments that […]

Review | We Live in an Ocean of Air by Marshmallow Laser Feast at Saatchi Gallery

SALON at Saatchi Gallery welcomes you into a dark room illuminated by two screens, two windows into a peaceful and majestic forest. The screens are the background to a curious dance of people wearing headsets, sensors and whose movements, slow and cautious, excite your curiosity as you wait to start your own experience. What are […]

Art News | Zurab Tsereteli: Larger Than Life at the Saatchi Gallery

This month sees the first major UK retrospective of Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s work, whose work will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery. Born in 1934 in Tbilisi, Georgia, the 85 year old Tsereteli will be displaying sculpture, paintings and enamel works from his early career until the present day, augmented with video archive footage […]

Poetry | Hidden Time by Alan Zhukovski

They live inside the warmth of typing fingers, inside the ghostly glass of hidden years you wanted to implant inside this week. The doors and windows to expanded time are out of sight yet wait beneath your thoughts. You are content with your approximations but try to go much deeper into time that you produce […]

Poetry | Michael O’Neill | A Tribute

Michael O’Neill (1953-2018) was a very gifted poet and a brilliant literary critic, who was Professor of English at the University of Durham, where he taught for nearly forty years. He published in the London Magazine during much of this time and was a friend of Alan Ross, who did much to encourage his poetic […]

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