Silence in Modern Arabic Poetry by Ann Tahseen Al-Chalabi

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In poetic terms silence can refer to a static and invisible light behind the words of the poetic text. This is  also a key...

The Power by Naomi Alderman

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Some suggest that science fiction is a woman’s genre. In its purest form, sci-fi reimagines the structures of society and, in the process, creates...

Anastasia at The Royal Opera House

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The revival of Kenneth MacMillan's compelling and experimental ballet Anastasia is currently being performed by the Royal Ballet for the first time since 2004. The ballet circles...

An interview with Yewon Jung

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In 2015, Deborah Smith – translator of Han Kang’s The Vegetarian – set up Tilted Axis Press, a publishing house dedicated to translated fiction....

The Met Office Advises Caution by Rebecca Watts

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As its title suggests, Rebecca Watts’s new collection seeks to reinvent nature poetry for the 21st Century: a tradition most closely associated with figures...

The Red Barn at The National Theatre

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In a recent interview with The Times, acclaimed theatre director Robin Icke said that he walks out of shows at the interval ‘all the...

An interview with Gwilym Jones

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There’s something about the unpredictability of a storm that arouses excitement and chaos in a reader, writer, or just your average passerby on an...

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago by Douglas Cowie

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Douglas Cowie’s most recent book, Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago, is a fictionalised account of the near-two-decades-long relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren....

No’s Knife at The Old Vic

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‘… no need of a story, a story is not compulsory, just a life, that’s the mistake I made, one of the mistakes, to...

London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre

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An evening at the Southbank Centre is always going to be enlightening and entertaining - this is never more true than during the London...

Interview with Caleb Femi – Young People’s Laureate for London

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Caleb Femi, a 26 year old teacher and poet from Peckham, has been chosen to be the new Young People's Laureate for London. Femi...

Danny Rolph – East Central at CNB Gallery

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To improve efficiency during World War I the 10 London postcode districts which had been introduced in 1857 were subdivided into numbered sub-districts, thus...

Picasso Sculptures at Musée National Picasso-Paris

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Picasso Sculpture opened to great acclaim last September at New York’s Museum of Modern Art before moving to the Musée National Picasso-Paris and is...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Steven O’Brien

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Attention all entrants! With only a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we spoke to our editor, Steven O'Brien, for some tips...

William Eggleston: Portraits

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William Eggleston wrote far better than most writers write. He wrote without words through his portraits as fleeting and resonant as a Carver story....

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Erica Wagner

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With just over a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we spoke to one of the judges, Erica Wagner, and found out that Emily...

Björk Digital at Somerset House

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Over her three-decade long career, Icelandic artist Björk has always blurred limits; genre limits between experimental and pop music, verbal limits between language and...

Wife by Tiphanie Yanique

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Intimacy and infidelity, warmth and vacuousness, possessed and free. These are all the paradoxes that are found, lost, and found again in Tiphanie Yanique’s...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Max Porter

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With just over a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we spoke to judge Max Porter and found out about which writer never fails...

Short Story Competition 2016 | An interview with Angus Cargill

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With just over a month until our Short Story Competition 2016 closes, we caught up with judge Angus Cargill and found out about his favourite...

Kiss-Kiss-Kissuni by Frances Park

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Memories. Some lie dormant for decades then suddenly spring awake, fresh as yesterday. I like to think the writer in me brought Kissuni back...

An interview with Southbank Centre Literature Festival’s Ted Hodgkinson

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This October, Southbank Centre will host its 10th Literature Festival, ‘Living in Future Times’. Beginning with a reading of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine,...

The Red and Yellow Nothing by Jay Bernard

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It is difficult to put a finger on the immediate aftermath of reading The Red and Yellow Nothing: there is puzzlement, rage, and wonder,...

Dead Women Poets Society

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‘#JoinTheSeance!’ is Helen Bowell's excited exhortation to a low-lit room of poetry enthusiasts, surrounded by electric candles in the basement of The Poetry Café and awaiting...

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