A Glamorous Life by Karl Manders

IN THE SUMMER, while their shells are still a pale colour, you may eat the white kernels of unripe hazel nuts. You extract their...

A Glamorous Life by Karl Manders

IN THE SUMMER, while their shells are still a pale colour, you may eat the white kernels of unripe hazel nuts. You extract their...

A Discrete Disclosure by Desmond King

Frank’s Englishness was all about him for he dressed in country wear:  tweed sports jackets, check shirts, Burberry rain macs, and a perpetual woollen...

A Discrete Disclosure by Desmond King

Frank’s Englishness was all about him for he dressed in country wear: tweed sports jackets, check shirts, Burberry rain macs, and a perpetual woollen...

Smoothly from Harrow, but a Bit Late by Chris Moss

Chris Moss traces the literary journey of the commuter and celebrates his arrival as a 21st century Everyman “Man is born free, and is everywhere...

Battle of Ideas by Francesca Baker

At this year's Battle of Ideas the opening debate concerning literature was entitled To Read or Not To Read - The Canon and the...

Coriolanus at the Donmar

Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, performed at the Donmar Warehouse, Directed by Josie Rourke, Wednesday 18th December 2013   Loyal to Shakespeare’s ‘noisiest play’, the Donmar Warehouse brings us...

A Love Letter to London and Ideas Becoming Reality, An Interview...

I’m wondering what you think of London’s cultural significance in 2013. If you make this interview just about London, it will be like a love...
Wapping, 1860‐4, Oil On Canvas Unframed 71.1 x 101.6 cm copyright of NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WASHINGTON D.C. McNeill Whistler

Whistler by River and Sea by Marina Vaizey

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames Dulwich Picture Gallery 16 October 2013 – 12 January 2014 The charming, beautiful and even, at times, profound exhibition...

Poems on the Underground

If for some reason you ever find yourself playing 'Tube Bingo' there a few things that you are guaranteed to be able to cross...

The Teacher by Manash Bhattacharjee

To Upal Deb He wasn’t a blackboard Framing flightless birds Not a classroom figure Offering the curriculum To rows of bored faces He sat on his bed facing The window Van...

Madonna and Child by Hugh Dunkerley

Don’t believe the lies: Joseph was a randy little sod. That’s why we had to leave, go back to Bethlehem where he told his family I was pregnant with...

Saints and Cheeses in the Philippines by Tom Sykes

In 2010, I moved to the Philippines to work as a journalist, taking my then partner Donna and four-year-old stepdaughter Daisy. Our first day...

Jonathan Yeo at The National Portrait Gallery

If you haven’t seen the work of Jonathan Yeo take yourself along to The National Portrait gallery. Since the early 2000’s Yeo has emerged...

Snowbound by Michael O’Neill

Snowbound Carriages lit and still between the drifts ... With each flake it took on a new form, the city they seemed exiled from --- almost a sad,...

The Matter that Doesn’t Matter – Hill of Doors by Robin...

‘He’s back in the ghost house where he, himself, is the ghost.’ (‘Broken’) ‘sending her long arrows in flight through the standing pines as if threading nets in...

Easter Island by Fiona Brenninkmaker

Charting the evolution of Easter Island wooden carvings from spiritual receptacle to auction treasure.   Allow me to take you on a small journey to Easter...

Easter Island by Fiona Brenninkmaker

Charting the evolution of Easter Island wooden carvings from spiritual receptacle to auction treasure. Allow me to take you on a small journey to Easter...

Writing Courses, London Style by Mark Isherwood

London has a disproportionate number of writers compared to the rest of the nation. Or so we are told. Why is this? Is it...

The Soviet Prom by Neil Herrington

  Wednesday, 21 August 1968   The moment you and Slava enter the dining room, he throws himself on the first person he sees, kisses both of...

The Soviet Prom by Neil Herrington

Wednesday, 21 August 1968   The moment you and Slava enter the dining room, he throws himself on the first person he sees, kisses both of...

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...

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