Review | Animalia by Jean-Baptiste Del Amo

"When she finds a worm buried in the heart of a plum, an apple, she looks at it, shows it, then eats it. She...

Poetry | Joan Howson’s Cottage by Michael Henry

Michael Henry Joan Howson's Cottage This is Black Rock Sands that ............my parents walked to from their honeymoon hideaway. Those are the footprints they left ............on the sand. That is the...

News | Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 — The People’s...

The People's Forest — a literary strand to Waltham Forest's programme as the first ever London Borough of Culture this year — has recently...

Review | How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s at Goldsmiths CCA

How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s opens at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art on the 15th March, showing until 26th May, before moving...

Review | Circa at Old Red Lion Theatre

Circa, written by Tom Ratcliffe and directed by Andy Twyman is meant to be a story about modern gay life. I say meant to,...

Interview | Kevin Breathnach

I had intended my interview with Kevin Breathnach to go smoothly and at first it appeared to be doing so. We had arranged a...

Review | Henry Hudson — nothing sticks to nothing at Hannah...

The story being told is not one of words, but of a language that finds roots beyond symbols defined by mere convention. Memories that...

Archive | Fiction | Let Them Call it Jazz by Jean...

One bright Sunday morning in July I have trouble with my Notting Hill landlord because he ask for a month’s rent in advance. He...

Review | Emotive Brutes at Trate Studios

Far from the crowded and anxious streets of a city that has made insomnia the rule, sits the rare exception, Emotive Brutes, a solo...

Review | Don McCullin at Tate Britain

We live in an era in which we see more images than ever before in human history. When we see these images, in newspapers...

Review | The Cemetery in Barnes by Gabriel Josipovici

“After all, everyone has fantasies. In the one life there are many lives. Alternative lives. Some are lived and others imagined. That is the...

Review | Leminscate by Chris Viner

Leminscate, Chris Viner, Unsolicited Press, 2017, pp. 72 The 6th isn’t busy. Six days since the attack And inside the Monoprix The aisles of life still reel...

Review | The Monstrous Child at The Royal Opera House

The newly refurbished Linbury Theatre in the Royal Opera House is having its first opera performances with the world premiere of The Monstrous Child,...

Review | Abuse II, The Uncanny by Alessio Bolzoni

At first you see the bodies and ask yourself why – that is how the story begins, how the narrative unravels, how you are...

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...

Preview | Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape at the...

Artist Andy Holden’s acclaimed film Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape has its London debut at the Cinema Museum in Kennington Laws of Motion...

Interview | Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus is a poet, educator, curator, editor and investigator of missing sounds, who is a founding member of Chill Pill as well as the Keats...

Review | Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know by Colm Tóibín

Mad, Bad, Dangerous to Know: The Fathers of Wilde, Yeats and Joyce, Colm Tóibín, Viking, 2018, pp.192, £14.99 Strolling through the Dublin where he once studied,...

Review | Diane Arbus & Kader Attia at the Hayward Gallery

From the very conception of artistic expression, artists have engaged with the notion of self and the formation of identity. The work of Kader...

Review | Mothlight by Adam Scovell

Adam Scovell’s debut novel is narrated by Thomas, a young man who hallucinates the memories of his deceased mentor, Phyllis Ewans. Phyllis is a...

Review | Nocilla Lab | Agustín Fernández Mallo

Nocilla Lab, Agustín Fernández Mallo (Translated by Thomas Bunstead), Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2019, pp. 192, £12.99 "The fascination of humankind with beaches goes to the heart...

Dido and Aeneas by Jeffrey Meyers

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse, Andrea di Robilant, Atlantic Books, 348 pp. £17.99 (hardback). Andrea di Robilant has done extensive research, but...

Interview | Andrew Kötting at St Leonards International Film Festival

St Leonard's International Film Festival Blackmarket VIP, George St, Hastings 19-21th January HUBUBINTHEBAOBABS - 1987 33 minutes HOI POLLOI 1990 - 10 minutes SMART ALEK 1993 - 18 minutes JAUNT 1995 - 5 minutes DONKEYHEAD 1998 - 4minutes KINGDOMPROTISTA 2000 – 6 minutes ME 1999 - 5minutes In the seaside...

Review | Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube

A Fortnight of Tears is a major new exhibition of works by acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. The show features features a large selection...

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