Sculpture in the City exhibition opens in the Square Mile

The City of London’s annual public art programme featuring 18 artworks displayed close to some of the most famous buildings in London has launched. The exhibits can be found at locations including 30 St Mary Axe and The Leadenhall Building as well as historic corners of the City such as Heneage Lane and Hartsthorn Alley. Artists including Sarah Lucas, Tracey Emin, Sean Scully and Nancy … Continue reading Sculpture in the City exhibition opens in the Square Mile

Kerouac. Beat Painting

A new book explores the paintings of Jack Kerouac, one of the literary icons of the 20th century. Kerouac. Beat Painting features 80 paintings and drawings, many of which are published for the first time, having previously been exhibited in museums such as the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Pompidou Centre in Paris and the ZKM in Karlsruhe, Germany. Kerouac has … Continue reading Kerouac. Beat Painting

Story about friendship, migration and karaoke to tour in late 2018

A new play by writer/director John Retallack is set to open at the Marlowe Studio in Canterbury in Autumn 2018. Hannah and Hanna in Dreamland is the sequel to Retallack’s previous work Hannah and Hanna.  The play tells the story of Hanna’s return to Margate, a seaside town she first visited after fleeing genocide in her home country of Kosovo in 1999.  She finds things … Continue reading Story about friendship, migration and karaoke to tour in late 2018

Entries open for prestigious prize

Entries have opened for the Spread The Word short story prize 2018. The annual competition seeks to discover, publish and profile the best stories and writers from around the capital. Previous winners have included Maria Thomas, Foye McCarthy, Joanna Campbell, Ruby Cowling and Clare Fisher. Winners of the prize receive a cheque for £1,000 and a meeting with an agent.  Runners up receive £250 and … Continue reading Entries open for prestigious prize

Encore screenings for Skid Row Marathon

Further opportunities to see Skid Row Marathon, the documentary about the redemptive power of running, have been announced.  The additional screenings will take place in cinemas around the UK on 18 June 2018. Skid Row Marathon follows Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell as he coaches a long-distance running club from Midnight Mission on LA’s infamous Skid Row. A new teaser trailer for the … Continue reading Encore screenings for Skid Row Marathon

DIVA launches music festival

The leading magazine for lesbians and bisexual women DIVA has announced plans to stage its first music festival. The event will be headlined by Scottish-born singer-songwriter KT Tunstall and will showcase other female artists as well as emerging talent. For over 25 years, DIVA has championed women and their achievements through an exciting magazine, on Radio DIVA, by hosting the women’s stage at Pride in … Continue reading DIVA launches music festival

Life Writing prize winner announced

London’s writer development agency, Spread the Word, has revealed the winner of the Life Writing Prize 2018. After receiving more than 500 entries, judges Erica Wagner, Hannah Lowe and Kwaku Osei-Afrifa chose Danny Brunton’s prologue to his book as the winning piece. Brunton’s New Boy is based on events that took place in his late teens in the 1970s and, according to Wagner, “offers a … Continue reading Life Writing prize winner announced