Coleshill by Fiona Sampson

Coleshill, Fiona Sampson, Chatto & Windus, 80pp, £10.00 (paperback) ‘If only form were language…’ (‘Dreamsongs’) ‘We tremble, feeling everything’s in motion, and that feeling goes to and fro in the world...

An Interview with Peter Stjernström

The London Magazine interviews Peter Stjernström, the Swedish author of Enn Mann and The Big Newsmaker and now The Best Book in the World,...

October by Lydia Towsey

October Pizza bruschetta gold dress Rioja Autumn is here and Winter forgotten Walking through town arm in arm with a lover Moon in the sky and leaves good...

Pearls Exhibition, V&A

  I’ve never really given it a thought – how a pearl is made, at least not until I went to the extensive Pearls exhibition...

Ibsen’s Ghosts

Ghosts, currently playing at Rose Theatre Kingston brings Stephen Unwin’s (who is also the creative director of this play) translation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1800s...

Five Years Ago by Manash Bhattacharjee

                        To Fady Joudah I was waiting at the platform For a train to Calcutta In...
The Artist – Stephen B Whatley with Amanda C.Dickie, publicist at Westminster Cathedral Preview

Paintings From Prayer

Stephen B Whatley’s work is featured on our August/September front cover and on Thursday I went to his private preview entitled ‘Paintings From Prayer’...

Designing Antiquity by Stephanie Moser

Apart from its scholarly and visual merits, this study deserves recognition as the second book-length work about Owen Jones, the once-famous Victorian architect and...

An interview with Conor Patrick, author of Goodbye Crocodile

The London Magazine interviews Conor Patrick ahead of his debut collection, Goodbye Crocodile, being published. What was it that first got you into writing? It’s hard to...

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...

David Bowie Is at the V&A

The ‘David Bowie Is’, currently on at the V&A until mid-August. I went to the late show on a Friday after work, a stone’s...

An Interview with David Henry Hwang

The London Magazine interviews David H. Hwang, as his Obie Award-winning Pulitzer prize finalist play Yellow Face comes to Finsbury's new 'Park Theatre', showing now until...

Audrey Niffenegger at the Southbank Centre

I was lucky enough to be in the audience of Audrey Niffenegger’s talk on Monday 27th May. Here, she talked openly to the audience...

The Man Who Died Twice by Alexandra Maher

A fan-fiction crossover piece combining Julian Fellowes’ Downton Abbey and Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Set in the Christmas of 1920, as the episode preceding the...
Image from film set of Il Divo

The Problem with Paolo Sorrentino by George Hull

The work of Neapolitan director Paolo Sorrentino combines a compelling visual style with a unique sensitivity for psychological subtleties. The five feature-length films he...

The Veil by Manash Bhattacharjee

She walks past the wave Of curious glances An apparition eluding Light and desire Everything she hides from Trembles in her body She remembers the lures In every street But no street...
SYRIA by Ghayth Armanazi

SYRIA by Ghayth Armanazi

SUFFER THE COUNTRY   Suffer the curled up corpses of the tortured Suffer the cluttered ranks of the bound and the beaten Suffer the pleading eyes of those...

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk

Excerpt from Chapter One The battle was over, but still Kazuteru ran. He had duty to fulfil. The young samurai ignored the howling of his...

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk

Excerpt from Chapter One   The battle was over, but still Kazuteru ran. He had duty to fulfil. The young samurai ignored the howling of his...
Poet in Delhi

Poet in Delhi by Manash Bhattacharjee

Can you rinse away this city that lasts like blood on the bitten tongue? ~ Agha Shahid Ali Delhi, where parrots lift the weight of tombs, poets offer daggers to deepen...

The Modern Eye – Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern

‘Without anxiety and sickness I would have been a rudderless ship…’ – E. Munch At any given time of the year, somewhere on the continent, there...

Fragment of the Fringe: a Reflection. By Oliver Wood

The fringe, so say the mummers, has become over-commercialised in recent years. Too many agents, too much spin, a lack of government support, not...

Men at Work

Holland Park Opera: Tchaikovsky, Yevgeny Onegin and Verdi, Falstaff The Merry Wives of Windsor is a very dull play indeed. We can be grateful for...
The Fear of Breathing

The Fear of Breathing. By James Denselow

Over sixteen months into the unrest in Syria a true picture of events on the ground is still hard to ascertain. This is partly...

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