Short Story Entries Commended by the Judges

Short Story Entries Commended by the Judges

Almost too late (The Glasgow Climate Summit 2020)  By Juggy Pandit   Friendly Thames our friend no more Now spreads a mile from shore to shore. Angry waves lap ancient domes And modern towers of rusting bones.   The dark and viscous oil we burnt The trees we...
Readings from the Rose

Readings from the Rose

As a means of bringing joy and creativity into homes during these uncertain times, the Rose Theatre, Kingston, is launching the ‘Readings from the Rose’ initiative today. Several prominent actors and creatives in the industry have filmed themselves reading their...
Lynette Roberts – Gods with Stainless Ears

Lynette Roberts – Gods with Stainless Ears

To celebrate VE Day I thought I’d take this opportunity to post about an extraordinary poem by Lynette Roberts, the Welsh modernist poet. Roberts published two books of poetry with Faber and Faber in 1944 and 1951. She became friends with her editor, T.S. Eliot, and...
VE Day  – All Day It Has Rained… by Alun Lewis

VE Day – All Day It Has Rained… by Alun Lewis

Alun Lewis was a Welsh poet who came from the mining community of Cwmaman in the Cynon Valley. Following scholarships to Aberystwyth and Manchester Universities he became a journalist, poet and short story writer. Despite being a pacifist, Lewis enlisted in the army...

Random Author Event

Is The Random Event Professor Jane Mullan 8pm Wednesday 27 March 2019 OSO Arts Centre Barnes Green In March 2018 Will Self declared, “the novel is absolutely doomed”. Come and listen to John Mullan, Professor of English and Lord Northcliffe Chair of Modern English...