A Wild and Precious Life is a beautiful and unapologetically bold collection of work from writers who face the challenge of recovery or have emerged from it. The anthology, put together by Lily Dunn and Zoe Gilbert, shows the power of creativity as part of the healing process whilst also showcasing the stunning work of some… Read More Book review| A Wild and Precious Life: A Recovery Anthology
How to live a Jellicle Life… is a one man comedic parody that celebrates one of the biggest cinematic flops of recent years. It combines a passion for the film and a critical eye of the movie’s theatrical highs and lows that is reminiscent of a cross between an academic analysis of b-movie flop and a giggle-inducing camp stand up show.… Read More Get your claws in to a little theatre this summer with a truly jellicle one-man comedy extravaganza
Phenomenal Women: Portraits of UK Black Female Professors, a celebration of Black British academics will be brought to the public in a unique free outdoor exhibition.
Commissioned and curated by Dr Nicola Rollock, and photographed by Bill Knight, it features portraits of 45 professors across a broad range of subjects including law, medicine, creative writing and sociology. The exhibition runs from 10 October – 8 November 2020, timed to coincide with Black History Month, and is presented along the Southbank Centre’s very popular public riverside promenade The Queen’s Walk.
… Read More The Southbank Centre presents an outdoor exhibition celebrating Britain’s Black female professors
Bad love is one woman’s journey through the memories of her early love life and the formative moments that made her who she is. Ekuah Danquah first falls in love at 18 with an ambitious young musician. She relives the memories of their relationship from their first fiery meeting to the confusing trials that discovering… Read More Audiobook Review: Bad Love by Maame Blue
In commemoration of Windrush Day, the Museum of London has released, for the first time, a selection of unheard oral histories from its collection. Recorded in 2018 as part of the Conversation Booth project at The Arrival event in City Hall, the Windrush Conversations tell each individual’s unique story of arrival in London and their… Read More Unheard oral histories are released by the Museum of London to mark Windrush Day
2020’s powerful, female-dominated line-up of Windham-Campbell Prize recipients unites a rich, international collection of writers whose challenging work explores pressing political and social themes across identity, culture and power. Now in their eighth year, the Prizes celebrate writers at every stage of their careers. In poetry prizes have been awarded to British-Indian poet Bhanu Kapil… Read More THE WINDHAM-CAMPBELL PRIZES 2020: And the winners are…
Five Films For Freedom, the world’s largest LGBTIQ+ digital campaign, will mark its sixth year by broadcasting five brand new LGBTIQ+ films to countries around the world, including those where homosexuality remains illegal. In this continuing creative partnership, the British Council makes five short films from the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival available across… Read More British Council and BFI Flare reveal programme for sixth edition of Five Films For Freedom campaign
Library of exile, the acclaimed installation by British artist and author Edmund de Waal featuring 2,000 books by exiled writers from Ovid to the present day is presented at the British Museum from 12 March – 8 September 2020. The temporary pavilion is designed as a place of dialogue and contemplation, with visitors encouraged to… Read More Edmund de Waal’s Library of Exiled writers goes on display at The British Museum
When our bodies are little and our minds are young they tell us these tales to warn us of the wicked things that might come… Historically, folk tales were used to stop us from getting ourselves in to trouble. We are told them as children to warn us about evil things that might crawl out… Read More Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane
We all hear stories growing up that make us prick up our ears with curiosity. The spooky house at the end of the street or the disappearance of some much loved neighbour decades ago. These are local urban legends that in our adult life we start to question the truth behind. In The Golden Key,… Read More Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow