Chan by Hannah Lowe

Hannah Lowe’s latest collection of poetry Chan (Bloodaxe, 2016) revisits the characters and stories from her first collection, Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013), which won the...

Unity in Variety VI at Gabriel Fine Arts

In the sixth edition of their most recent collaboration with Barikee, Gabriel Fine Arts showcased an expansive array of work, from the interpretive calligraphy...

The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection

“It’s not about how great the collection is. It’s about the photographers who took the photographs…how they changed the art form forever.” While he still...

Picasso Portraits: Humour is Key

The exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery differs from William Rubin’s one on Picasso’s portraits twenty years ago at MOMA by defining Picasso’s portraits...

La Bohème at The Cutty Sark

Puccini’s La Boheme has long elicited a powerful emotional response from its audiences, but rarely have the cast been close enough to see its...

Faber & The Poetry Society Reading: Eric Berlin, Emily Berry...

Poetry was necessary on this year’s election night.  As we sat in a beautiful, packed room in Bloomsbury House, Faber’s headquarters, surrounded by first...

Franciszka Themerson at l’étrangère

Avant-garde in its truest sense is an appellation that can be justifiably given to the artist, illustrator, film-maker, publisher, theatre and book designer, Franciszka...

The Schooldays of Jesus by J. M. Coetzee and Nutshell by...

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”: you could say that this Yeatsian adage is the bedrock...

The Power by Naomi Alderman

Some suggest that science fiction is a woman’s genre. In its purest form, sci-fi reimagines the structures of society and, in the process, creates...

Anastasia at The Royal Opera House

The revival of Kenneth MacMillan's compelling and experimental ballet Anastasia is currently being performed by the Royal Ballet for the first time since 2004. The ballet circles...

The Met Office Advises Caution by Rebecca Watts

As its title suggests, Rebecca Watts’s new collection seeks to reinvent nature poetry for the 21st Century: a tradition most closely associated with figures...

The Red Barn at The National Theatre

In a recent interview with The Times, acclaimed theatre director Robin Icke said that he walks out of shows at the interval ‘all the...

Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago by Douglas Cowie

Douglas Cowie’s most recent book, Noon in Paris, Eight in Chicago, is a fictionalised account of the near-two-decades-long relationship between Simone de Beauvoir and Nelson Algren....

No’s Knife at The Old Vic

‘… no need of a story, a story is not compulsory, just a life, that’s the mistake I made, one of the mistakes, to...

London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre

An evening at the Southbank Centre is always going to be enlightening and entertaining - this is never more true than during the London...

Danny Rolph – East Central at CNB Gallery

To improve efficiency during World War I the 10 London postcode districts which had been introduced in 1857 were subdivided into numbered sub-districts, thus...

Picasso Sculptures at Musée National Picasso-Paris

Picasso Sculpture opened to great acclaim last September at New York’s Museum of Modern Art before moving to the Musée National Picasso-Paris and is...

William Eggleston: Portraits

William Eggleston wrote far better than most writers write. He wrote without words through his portraits as fleeting and resonant as a Carver story....

Björk Digital at Somerset House

Over her three-decade long career, Icelandic artist Björk has always blurred limits; genre limits between experimental and pop music, verbal limits between language and...

Wife by Tiphanie Yanique

Intimacy and infidelity, warmth and vacuousness, possessed and free. These are all the paradoxes that are found, lost, and found again in Tiphanie Yanique’s...

The Red and Yellow Nothing by Jay Bernard

It is difficult to put a finger on the immediate aftermath of reading The Red and Yellow Nothing: there is puzzlement, rage, and wonder,...

Dead Women Poets Society

‘#JoinTheSeance!’ is Helen Bowell's excited exhortation to a low-lit room of poetry enthusiasts, surrounded by electric candles in the basement of The Poetry Café and awaiting...

Say Something Back by Denise Riley

In their most cliched form, attempts to describe the experience of bereavement tend to settle into a series of unanswerable questions: ‘why?’ being the...

The Sleepwalkers by Will Stone

Europe is a wasteland in Will Stone’s third collection The Sleepwalkers. The poet portrays the continent as ‘What’s left of burned out stars’ in...

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