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TLM Young Poets Competition 2013

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Please note. This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. UPDATE: Due to the volume of submissions, it has taken us a little while longer to judge. The winners will now be in the October/November issue. Please stay tuned for more details. The London Magazine is delighted to announce our first Young Poets Competition, open to anyone aged between 16-30...

TLM Young Poets Competition 2013

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PLEASE NOTE: This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered. UPDATE: Due to the volume of submissions, it has taken us a little while longer to judge. The winners will now be in the October/November issue. Please stay tuned for more details. *********************** The London Magazine is delighted to announce our first Young Poets Competition, open to anyone aged...

National Literacy Trust Fun Run

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The National Literacy Trust is hosting a charity fun-run with a Where's Wally theme. In a bid to    raise one-million to continue to raise literacy levels across the country, taking part in the run can make this happen. The five or ten kilometre run (or walk) takes place in Victoria Park, London on Sunday 24th March 2013. Entry costs £20...

National Literacy Trust Fun Run

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National Literacy Trust Fun Run
The National Literacy Trust is hosting a charity fun-run with a Where’s Wally theme. In a bid to raise one-million to continue to raise literacy levels across the country, taking part in the run can make this happen. The five or ten kilometre run (or walk) takes place in Victoria Park, London on Sunday 24th March 2013. Entry costs £20 and...

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk

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Excerpt from Chapter One The battle was over, but still Kazuteru ran. He had duty to fulfil. The young samurai ignored the howling of his lungs and the ache within his muscles and bore forth his sacred burden: a dagger the length of his hand. His Lord awaited it at the top of the valley. It had rained all day yesterday...

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk

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Excerpt from Chapter One   The battle was over, but still Kazuteru ran. He had duty to fulfil. The young samurai ignored the howling of his lungs and the ache within his muscles and bore forth his sacred burden: a dagger the length of his hand. His Lord awaited it at the top of the valley.   It had rained all day yesterday...

Steven O’Brien reading at the Society Club, Sat 23rd Feb

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Steven O’Brien reading at the Society Club, Sat 23rd Feb
Join Steven O’Brien, David Constantine, Ian Duhlig and Katrina Naomi for a night of short story readings, conversation and wine with the Word Factory. Saturday, 23rd February 6-8pm at: The Society Club 12 Ingestre Place, Soho, W1F OJF £10 on the door

‘He who folds the trouser’, TLM’s mention in the Londoner’s Diary

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Presenting the London Magazine literary prize to Sophie Hampton at the House of Commons, former arts minister Lord Gowrie told of a woman in Edna O’Brien’s novel, The Love Object, who was having an affair with a married man.   “She was infuriated by his habit of folding his trousers too precisely before getting into bed with her,” said Gowrie, teasing...

TLM Short Story Competition, Winner Announcement

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The 2012 London Magazine short Story competition prizes were awarded at a champagne reception on the House of Commons terrace on Tuesday 22nd January. The first prize of £500 went to Sophie Hampton. Mary O’Shea and Neil Herrington were awarded second and third prizes respectively. The judges for the competition were Edna O’Brien, Cathy Galvin and Alison Macleod.   The competition...

Poet in Delhi by Manash Bhattacharjee

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Poet in Delhi
Can you rinse away this city that lasts like blood on the bitten tongue? ~ Agha Shahid Ali Delhi, where parrots lift the weight of tombs, poets offer daggers to deepen wounds, history travels from harem to brothel, Delhi, where slang is a coma in the comma of speech, sex with your sister conveys a euphemism, abuse is a birthright denied only to beggars, Delhi, where strangers mix facts with fables, friends conceal the past in smoky avowals, lovers spell their...

The Good Old Days!

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An Almost Dancer by Robert Nye

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An Almost Dancer, Robert Nye, Greenwich Exchange, £9.99 (hardback), £7.99 (paperback) A poem is truly mystical only when it encompasses physical and spiritual orders of reality in a vision that strikes the reader as a spontaneous account of experience. The creative imagination is fired with a gift of grace. Robert Nye has been writing mystical poems throughout his long career. Nye...

Grey Gowrie's party piece featured in Evening Standard

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Former Tory arts minister Lord Gowrie read from his epic 17-page poem The Andrians, just published in the London Magazine, at a party in Holborn last night. The elegy covers his ancestor who was hung drawn and quartered because he owed money to the King, his father who was killed in the Second World War, and his father-in-law, who was...

Grey Gowrie’s party piece featured in Evening Standard

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Lord Gowrie
Former Tory arts minister Lord Gowrie read from his epic 17-page poem The Andrians, just published in the London Magazine, at a party in Holborn last night.   The elegy covers his ancestor who was hung drawn and quartered because he owed money to the King, his father who was killed in the Second World War, and his father-in-law, who was...

The London Magazine Short Story Competition

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The London Magazine Short Story Competition is now closed.   We are thrilled at the response to our first competition and would like to thank all those who took the trouble to send in their writing.   Our judging panel are very much looking forward to reading through all the stories and making their selections.   The winners will be notified in writing by 8...

A Poetry Garden Market by Sophie Bradford, Assistant Editor

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A Poetry Garden Market
On a sunny and bustling September Saturday on London’s South Bank, Inpress Books celebrated their tenth anniversary with a Poetry Garden Market. An online sales outlet representing small publishers, Inpress displayed their wares in front of Foyle’s bookshop on a stall stacked high with poetry and flowers. There was also an improvised lawn scattered with deckchairs where people sat...

TLM Short Story Competition – Enter Today!

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The London Magazine is delighted to announce its short story competition.   With a prize fund of £1,000, the chance to be published in the magazine and the winners announced at the House of Commons, this is the perfect opportunity for writers across the globe to get noticed. The judging panel comprises Cathy Galvin, Alison MacLeod, Derwent May and the editor of...

The London Magazine at Two Hundred and Eighty. By Steven O’Brien, Editor

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To read Steven O’Brien’s latest article featured on Middle East Online, visit: http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=53837

The Fear of Breathing. By James Denselow

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The Fear of Breathing
Over sixteen months into the unrest in Syria a true picture of events on the ground is still hard to ascertain. This is partly due to the pace at which the situation is developing. The conflict, inspired by the regional ‘Arab Spring’, was sparked by children writing graffiti on the walls in the southern town of Deraa. Today it...

TLM reception at the House of Commons

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On Monday 17 January The London Magazine will host a reception at the House of Commons, courtesy of Nigel Evans MP, and in association with The Britain Club.   Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the Royal Society for the Arts, will speak on the subject: “Are Politicians Damaging the Arts in Britain?”   TLM editorial board members Grey Gowrie and Bruce Anderson will...

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