Poems on the Underground

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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‘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

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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...

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...

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