Review | 2019 Bienalsur

What happens when a bold new take on the Biennale comes face-to-face with a new national cultural movement?  For those of us tired of...

Measures of Expatriation by Vahni Capildeo

Vahni Capildeo said in a 2012 interview with Zannab Sheikh that ‘poetry is a form of concentration’. Her latest collection, Measures of Expatriation, puts...

Hail that Taxi at Heathrow airport by Steve Thomas-Emberson

There are many ways a work of art comes into being. It can be private or corporate patronage, or just for the artist’s own...

Short Story Competition: A word from the Judges

With just a few weeks left till the end of our annual Short Story Competition we spoke to the Judges to find out exactly what the short...

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...

Books Are My Bag: In Celebration of High Street Bookshops

If you haven’t heard of Books Are My Bag – this is an annual nationwide campaign that supports and celebrates bookshops. This event will culminate...

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...

‘hypnotic delight’: Macbeth at the Young Vic

Three lunatic dollies jerk and prance in dub-step; they suck their fingers (or are they Raspberry Mivvis?), they entice and threaten, they are Sirens...

Review | Summer and Smoke at The Duke of York’s Theatre

A poetic vision of human nature and our existential struggle to forge the middle ground between body and soul. After writing his (in)famous A...

Interview | AlanJames Burns on Entirely Hollow Aside from the Dark

This September sees a powerful art event transform the unique setting of Cresswell Crags Cave, Nottinghamshire. In complete darkness, visual and environmental artist AlanJames Burns stages a psychoacoustic sound artwork entitled Entirely hollow aside from the dark [...]

Review | The Triumph of Cancer by Chris McCabe

The scientific language used by doctors to describe cancer—the uncontrollable growth of a single cell—is often mystifying and alienating. Can the experience of cancer...

The Daylight Comes With Me by John Darwin

Leave the world alone and close the door, seal this room from everything outside, nothing else exists but these four walls; we have eight hours and five...

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

Upon viewing Jackson Pollock’s 1951 solo show in which he debuted his now famed ‘black paintings’, friend and fellow painter Alfonso Ossorio commented that...

The London Magazine’s Young Poets Competition Announcement

The London Magazine is delighted to announce the winners of our first Young Poets Competition. We would like to thank everyone who participated in...

Dec/Jan issue out in days!

New issue coming soon – from next week you can pre-order your copy of the December/January issue. Out in a matter of days and...

Faith Healer at Donmar Warehouse

Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Brian Friel’s 1979 play uses the wisdom of age to give this oft dubbed “modern masterpiece” a dark depth, comedy,...

Congratulations to Neil Herrington!

Following Neil’s success in The London Magazine’s very competitive short story competition, with his story The Soviet Prom coming third, the budding writer has...

The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition is back!

Following the last two years success, we are proud to announce the return of our Third Annual Short Story Competition. Returning to find the...

Michael Morpurgo – The Poetry and The Pity

Elit. Adipiscing lacinia fames mi natoque eu, justo bibendum molestie, ullamcorper convallis facilisis purus iaculis posuere euismod curabitur nascetur vitae sagittis. Ornare, aenean sit...

The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition is now open!

For the first time since its resurgence, The London Magazine is hosting a worldwide poetry competition which is open for all ages.   This is a...

Butterbur – A Poem by Leni Dipple

Butterbur an epithalamium Many people who were here before have gone. Their place name remains. It is Kilchoman. Kilchoman, I say, under my breath, I familiarise myself with where to place...

Royal Philharmonic by Alan Blackwood

For many music lovers Ludvig van Beethoven’s ‘Choral’ Symphony is the greatest piece of music ever written. Fewer of them may know that in...

Eros and Asbo by Miles Burrows

As a man under a restraining order Still follows his ex about from day to day I stalk your shadow as if you could show up In...

Spotlight III: Influx Press

The London Magazine has long been a champion of emerging writers and independent publishers, stretching back to the 1950s and 60s, when young writers...

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