Painting with Light

There is a scene in Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited in which the odious Boy Mulcaster interrogates Charles Ryder, painter and protagonist, as to why...

Review | Limbo by Dan Fox

Following on from his brilliant attack on intellectual conservatism in 2016's Pretentiousness: Why It Matters, Dan Fox's new long-form essay Limbo finds the frieze editor all...

The London Magazine celebrates 280 years since its establishment at its...

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The Threepenny Opera

If you put on a production of Romeo and Juliet in Verona, how much does anyone care that the action is ostensibly set in...

George Shaw – My Back to Nature

In the perpetual twilight of the woodland world, trees loom like sinister monoliths out of the gloom. Leaf-mould partially obscures a discarded garment, or...

What You Call Your ‘Winter Mode’ by Patri Wright

On the wicker chair I wait for the duvet’s rise: you’re just a mound, breath, as I worry over why, again, you’ve overslept. Could it be early...

Review | Simpson’s Tavern

‘Do you want a sausage with that?’ So chipped the waiter. He was splay–bearded, like a sergeant major in the Pioneer Corps. His apron...

Yerma at the Young Vic

Australian theatre’s “enfant terrible,” Simon Stone, rewrites and directs Lorca’s Yerma through a glass darkly. Opening night of Yerma at The Young Vic provided some...

Join The London Magazine writers!

Do you wish to amplify your profile as a writer?   The London Magazine’s website offers authors an excellent arena in which to showcase international perspectives,...

Degrees of Twilight by Maggie Butt

The London Magazine Editions is delighted to present the fifth collection from critically acclaimed poet Maggie Butt, Degrees of Twilight. The passage of time is...

The London Magazine’s Autumn Celebration

We are very much looking forward to celebrating with The London Magazine’s extended family of writers, subscribers, associate members, publishers, agents, friends, fans and...

The London Magazine sponsors the Joze Art Fair

From the 8th - 11th March the Joze Art Fair will be exhibiting a diverse range of artists in the unique surroundings of The...

Review | Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

“Jimmy was starting to stand when a resigned, almost amused look passed over Ah-Jack’s face. Like he was tired of waiting for disaster to...

Event | New River Press vs The London Magazine at Burley...

On Thursday at Burley Fisher Books in East London, The London Magazine will be collaborating on an evening of poetry and spoken word with the poetry publishers New River Press.

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...

Several Deer by Adam Crothers

On the first page of Several Deer, the debut collection from the Northern Irish poet Adam Crothers, appears an epigraph from As You Like...

O Brittania Where Art Thou? An interview with Mohammad Zahoor

by Steven O’Brien This interview originally appeared on The Huffington Post. Mohammad Zahoor is a Ukraine-based British businessman and publisher of the Kyiv post. He is dedicated to...

The Wheelbarrow by V. S. Pritchett

In August 1960 The London Magazine published V. S. Pritchett’s short story ‘The Wheelbarrow’ alongside four poems by Derek Walcott and reviews by Louis...

Short Story Competition 2017 | Winners

The London Magazine are pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Short Story Competition. 1st Place - Solitaire by Theo Greenblatt 2nd Place - Asma...

India/Underwater by Laurence Kilpatrick

In light of her involvement with the feminist collective Worldwidewomen and their exhibition ‘A Wanderer’s Eyes’ in September last year, Claudia Legge was described...

Young Ambassadors at New Writing South take their Manifesto to the...

London – 13th May 2014: A group of Young Ambassadors supported by Brighton based literature development agency, New Writing South, presented a Manifesto (https://www.newwritingsouth.com/Manifesto), which...

Short Story Competition 2017

UPDATE: EXTENDED CLOSING DATE  The competition will now be open for entries until November 15th. Autumn is just around the corner, which means The London Magazine‘s...

The BFI London Film Festival

  The BFI London Film Festival is the UK’s largest and most star-studded film event. This year’s line-up includes 240 films from over 70 countries....

Bird Skulls and Gnomic Tomes at the Pallant House Gallery

Last week I was in the audience for the Carolyn Trant and James Simpson evening at the Pallant House Gallery in Chichester. It was an...

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