Blessed Is the Road On Which You Are Travelling Today by...

You had never heard of the word until an hour ago, but already your designers are as familiar with the concept as they are...

Blessed Is the Road On Which You Are Travelling Today by...

Tuesday, 14 February 1989 You had never heard of the word until an hour ago, but already your designers are as familiar with the concept...

The Grandfather by Manash Bhattacharjee

To Steven O’ Brien Grandfather Heaney dug deep Into his country’s soil Another man unlike him left home To burrow through an alien forest In search of enemies The alien...

The Golden Hour by Frances Gapper

That afternoon was a particularly trying one for Mary. Having changed her mother’s incontinence pad and left her on the sofa watching ‘Homes under...

Flowers by Mark Godfrey

She communicates through flowers. Daffodils are for happiness, carnations for sadness, snowdrops mean hope and tulips stand for strength. She saves dahlias for saints’...

The Golden Hour by Frances Gapper

That afternoon was a particularly trying one for Mary. Having changed her mother’s incontinence pad and left her on the sofa watching ‘Homes under...

Flowers by Mark Godfrey

She communicates through flowers. Daffodils are for happiness, carnations for sadness, snowdrops mean hope and tulips stand for strength. She saves dahlias for saints’...
The Sun 1910–13 Oil on canvas 162 x 205 Munch Museum © Munch Museum/Munch-EllingsendGroup/DACS 2012

The Modern Eye, Edvard Munch exhibition at Tate Modern. By Will...

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

Khuda by Manash Bhattacharjee

Many times I passed by your house On my way to see my grandmother I paused before the large iron gates Expecting to catch a glimpse of...

At Aya Sofia by Edward Lucie-Smith

Today it’s snowing, snowing In Istanbul, Stamboul, Constantinople, New Rome, Byzantium. The city has mislaid its Jews And most of its Greeks. The bones of its Armenians Are long scattered. Somewhere far...
Art and Conflict – M-Museum in Leuven Presents Ravaged by Loma-Ann Marks

Art and Conflict – M-Museum in Leuven Presents Ravaged by Loma-Ann...

“The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes,” said French philosopher and writer Simone Weil, and this idea runs throughout...

An interview with the editor of The London Magazine, Steven O’Brien

The London Magazine interviews Steven O’Brien, editor of The London Magazine ahead of their first general poetry competition. The London Magazine have begun running more...
©Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Foto: Garofalo, Diana and Endymion

Nyx and Oneiroi: The Depiction of Dreams in Renaissance Art by...

La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg, Paris, 9 October 2013 – 26 January 2014   La Renaissance et le rêve, Musée du Luxembourg Editions,...

An interview with Manash Bhattacharjee

The London Magazine interviews Manash Bhattacharjee, author of the poetry collection ‘Ghalib’s Tomb and other poems’ to give us a glimpse at the inspiration...
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Calcutta by Amit Chaudhuri

Calcutta: Two Years in the City, Amit Chaudhuri, Union Books, 2013, 320pp, £16.99, (Hardback)   The modern megacity is characterised by head-aching enigmas and unbridgeable contradictions....

Last Heron by Stella Davis

Last Heron As the last heron goes, rooks fall from the sky like old black rags to carpet the new-laid field. Six days now, six days and nights without...

Last Heron by Stella Davis

Last Heron As the last heron goes, rooks fall from the sky like old black rags to carpet the new-laid field. ____________________Six days now, six days and nights without rain...

London’s Forgotten Genius

Tucked away on the wall of 128 Kensington Church Street is a blue plaque marking the one-time home of Muzio Clementi. Composer, conductor, keyboard...

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...

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