TLM Short Story Competition – Enter Today!

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...

TLM Short Story Competition – Enter Today!

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...

TLM Short Story Competition featured in the New Statesman, Sept 2012

The London Magazine has announced a competition to find the best short stories in English from around the globe. The competition will be judged by a panel of novelists, journalists and editors, including Cathy Galvin, the founder of The Story Salon and Alison MacLeod, author of the novel The Changeling. There is to be a prize fund of £1000, a prestigious award...

The Bland Canvas. By Minas Panayi

The Arab Museum of Modern Art in Qatar is as revealing for what it fails to do as for what it attempts. Islam’s place in the modern world can be defined in terms of destruction. On 11 September 2001 a period began which has seen urban atrocities in the West conducted by Muslims in the name of faith, and enormous...

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

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

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

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

The Sydenham Arts Festival. By Dunia El-Zobaidi

Our intern, Dunia, has been investigating the local cultural scene in south-east London: The Sydenham Arts Festival was first held in July 2009, showcasing artists ‘known to the staff of Kirkdale Bookshop – arguably the cultural hub of Sydenham’. Due to its success in attracting over eight thousand visitors, it has become an annual celebration of diverse artists from Sydenham,...

West Cork Literary Festival. By Eleanor Kilroy

Fetched up in Bantry: notes from the 2012 West Cork Literary Festival Now a belayed, bloody prisoner they’ve put on the spotand again and again zapped  is the circus rider on a dappledcroup from which he's more than once toppled  into the icy water, spilling his gutsabout how his grandfather had somehow fetched up in Cork  straight from the Vilna ghetto,having misheard, it...

London Literature Festival 2012. By Eleanor Kilroy

Nigeria Now, with Noo Saro-Wiwa and Chika Unigwe. Southbank Centre, London (Wednesday 4th July 2012). Ryszard Kapuscinski's most compelling work of travel writing is arguably Imperium, which begins with a childhood recollection. The chapter ‘First Encounters: 1939-1967’ opens in his hometown, Pinsk, Poland, at the beginning of WWII, as refugees take shelter from air raids in ditches and in forests: ‘Shouting, crying, rifles and bayonets,...

The London Magazine's Spring Party

Photographs from our latest Spring Party are online now under our events section.

An Aesthetic of Awe by Matthew Scott: Review

Dashi Namdakov: A Nomad’s Universe (16th May-7th July 2012) Halcyon Gallery, 144-146 New Bond Street “We were bound to fall in love,” a jaded Ulysses tells Penelope in a sonnet of Robert Lowell, “if only we stayed married long enough.” I found a loose version of these lines about a dying Western myth playing around my mind as I reflected on...

Words in the Park 2012

Ways with Words’ first literary festival was a very clever idea. Already known as an opera venue, west London’s Holland Park played host to a very impressive line-up of talks.  Over three days, visitors were offered a broad spectrum of topics, from Jung Chang on Wild Swans twenty years later, through Jeremy Paxman on Empire, sessions with novelists Penelope...

Gulls Eggs and Boston Brahmin at Whites

I sat next to Matthew Scott at our May lunch last week. Matthew discussed Robert Lowell to Grey Gowrie as we sat down to the white cloth and silver cutlery. The champagne was as spry as the confidences of a Boston Brahmin. Joining us was Anthony Bailey – a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Sylvester, no less....

The Sniff of the Real. By Peter Carpenter

Sony World Photography Awards for 2012. The photography festival, World Photo, London, includes a stunning showcase of images from the Sony World Photography Awards for 2012; one far corner is devoted to an ‘intimate’ exhibition of the work of William Klein, awarded the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award on 26 April.  Klein, now eighty-three, started as a painter, trained under...

Traces, an exhibition curated by Julia Winckler. By Clare Best

Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ 3 April – 8 June 2012 Opening times: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm ‘Reality is not simply there, it does not simply exist: it must be sought out and won.’ -        Paul Celan, 1958 The discovery of two small family photographs in an old suitcase that had belonged to her great uncle, Hugo Hecker, was the event...

A literary celebration, Words in the Park festival

We are excited to announce the Words in the Park festival which we will be attending from the 18th-20th May in Holland Park. Some of the UK’s finest living novelists are set to appear at the festival alongside broadcasters, historians, philosophers, fashion and design icons, foodies, actors and politicians in a packed programme. Audiences will be entertained, inspired and stimulated in...

Doors open on Friday 27th April for the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

For more information on the FREE events, workshops and seminars as well as details about the exhibition, please go to: http://www.worldphoto.org/festivals-and-events/free-events-at-world-photo-london/

Not to be missed! The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition

We are excited to be attending the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House which opens the exhibition from the 27th April to the 20th May. As well as the photography exhibition, there will be workshops, seminars and many free events which are not to be missed! http://www.worldphoto.org/festivals-and-events/programmes/world-photo-london/

Our April/May ebook issue is now available!

In just a couple of clicks you can download our latest issue for your Kindle or ipad. Simply go to: http://amzn.to/I9QYba This eBook edition also includes the complimentary novella Raffles: The Gentleman Thief by Richard Foreman. Raffles, the famous cricketer and amateur cracksman, is an original adventure. Harry "Bunny" Manders, Raffles' biographer and accomplice, recounts the tale of the time they broke into...

This week’s memorable excerpt from our library

Guinness Sports & Pastimes, Wherever you go you get Guinness. It's a wonderful country!

Telegraph review of Apr/May issue 'Cardus at his most lyrical'

The new issue of the London Magazine (so much more fun than the dreary London Review of Books) has an essay by David Newbold on Sir Neville Cardus, gentle music critic and cricket correspondent of the Manchester Guardian for more than 50 years. Here's Cardus on top form, writing about Franz Schubert: "We can think of him as one who...

The launch of The London Magazine Ebook!

We are pleased to announce that you can now enjoy The London Magazine on your kindle or ipad today! Our Feb/March issue is available for download at http://amzn.to/H3nZAY and with it you will receive a complimentary book Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Silver Birches by Michael Davenport. Watch this space as the Apr/May ebook issue will be available in...

You Can’t Dukan

For Citizen-paparazzo, that is anyone in possession of a mobile phone, the photographic Middletons represent fair game. Statuesque Kate is less the object of coarse desire than polite admiration. Ideal marriage material it was said. She has the prim, faintly virginal appeal we expect of an English queen, starting with the original Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I herself. The Duchess of...

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