Easter Island by Fiona Brenninkmaker

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  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

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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

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                        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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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