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 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...

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 hour of bird skulls, owl cries and ragged Barabbas. James is a fine poet of the South Country. He was reading from his Untenanted Room cycle. His work carries the musk of leaf litter, the...

‘If I want to go in search of myself, I must go by way of the other’: Adonis at The Mosaic Rooms

The Syrian poet and artist Adonis is an inspiration. The depth of his humanity, his towering intellect, his charm and his bravery are a delight to encounter. Rarely is there an opportunity to discover such a person at close quarters, but it was accorded by The Mosaic Rooms last week.A haven of Arabic culture in the heart of west...

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 Library Space, an Edwardian former school library.For further information, please go to:

The Keats-Shelley Prize 2012

Don't miss two competitions open to all with a Prize Money of £3000! A Poem on the theme of GOLD & An Essay on the work and lives of the Romantics and their circles.Full details on the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association

The Evening Standard on Terry Waite & The London Magazine

Terry Waite's latest contribution for The London Magazine has been featured in the Evening Standard, Londoner's Diary. To read the article, please click on the link:

Merry Christmas from The London Magazine!

The London Magazine wishes all its subscribers, Associate Members and readers a very merry Christmas and happy New Year!

Waverley at Whites

I might be forgiven for chiming some Dickensian imagery in my reflection upon the London Magazine’s Christmas lunch at Whites. The tropes were obvious – the flurry of arrivals (oh the grocers!), a beautifully dressed table and a palpable sense of the cordial among the eleven friends assembled. Indeed, one of our company – Oliver Hylton – is a...

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 stunningly illustrated, it features some superb short fiction, plenty of contemporary poetry, thought-provoking essays and essential reviews.Don’t forget, a TLM subscription makes the perfect Christmas present for the discerning loved one...

The London Magazine's Telegraph Culture Review

If you missed our latest review entitled ‘A little bit of high culture that has Right on its side’ by Andrew Brown in the Telegraph’s culture section on the 14th November, don’t worry as you can download the article by clicking on the link below.

The London Magazine's Autumn Celebration

The London Magazine was delighted to get together with so many writers and readers at Collyer Bristow on 9 November. Check out our events page for photographs from the evening.

Mayor of London book launch

The London Magazine has been invited by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to attend the launch of his book, Johnson’s Life of London. A celebration of fellow Londoners, the book is ‘about the people who made the city that made the world’.

Fado at Whites

I imagined the swooning cadences of fado filling the spaces around the clatter of cutlery at our recent lunch at Whites. A rare grouse was fine old food for a fine old October day. Grey Gowrie opened the lunch by saying that Britain and Portugal are both fine old nations and both of us are broke. Nigel Evans, fresh from...

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 supporters on the 9th November.  Check our events page for a post-event run-through of attendees, speakers and of course plenty of photos...

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