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Lina Iris Viktor: Some Are Born to Endless Night (Art Review)
Posted in: Galleries & Museums, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor presents a September exhibition at Autograph ABP, Shoreditch which offers striking commentaries on a vibrant palette, imbued as it is with spiritual, historical and ethnic elements. She brings together an exploration of hermetic philosophies and mathematical and scientific principles in this empowered celebration of the African queen. You’re left in […]

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Books

  • Monologues for BAME actors- Book Launch
    Monologues for BAME Actors : Book Launch
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    BAME stage actors seeking quality audition material will find Audition Speeches for Black, South Asian and Middle Eastern Actors an entertaining read and comes recommended for any aspiring thespian set on a career in theatre. The book, which includes a foreword by actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, was published on June 30th and launched at Theatre […]

  • Zinovy Zinik Book Launch
    Zinovy Zinik’s Book Launch
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, People, Photos

    Distinguished broadcaster Zinovy Zinik combined a sound installation, graphic art exhibition and lengthy audience chat at his book launch for ‘Sounds Familiar or the Beast of Artek’ at The Horse Hospital, Russell Square. His offbeat horror novel draws its inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Notably, Mary Shelley also wrote Frankenstein on this day in 1816 […]

  • Orwell Prize 2016
    The Orwell Prize 2016
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos

    Novelist George Orwell’s work left a lasting impact on post-1950s Britain and the prize in his name attended by his son Richard Blair (in photo) and grandchildren honoured that legacy of outstanding political writing. Arkady Ostrovsky won the biggest award on the night for his book The Invention of Russia, an investigation into media manipulation […]

  • Rules for Thursday Lovers by Yana Stajno
    Rules For Thursday Lovers (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    The title sounds delightfully cryptic but on second glance says it all really. Yana Stajno’s debut novel bounces along at a rambunctious pace from opening chapter to final paragraph, bringing together two old school pals – the slightly snooty Fiona and more down to earth, personable Angie – at a timeshare event on a London […]

  • Reading Derek Bates' Shadows in the Wall
    Derek Bates’ Shadows In The Wall
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, People, Photos

    Derek Bates held a reading of his second novel Shadows in the Wall  at Daunt Books, Hampstead with a Q & A and open discussion about whether capitalist democracy is truly representational. His book touches upon this theme with lead character journalist Jake Dearsey picking up on the ghostly murmurs of political and religious intrigue […]

  • 'Ever Young' James Barnor
    ‘Ever Young’ James Barnor
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    Ghanaian photographer James Barnor’s links with London span six decades from 1956 when he first set foot in the UK including the springboard 90s when he used London as his career base. His pioneering work, including coverage of Ghanaian independence and shots of boxing great Muhammad Ali, are the subject of his latest book Ever […]

  • The Silent Children by Amna K. Boheim
    The Silent Children
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, People

    Author Amna K. Boheim shared many intriguing anecdotes about her debut novel The Silent Children during its May 5th launch at Alef Bookstores, Baker Street. Anyone who attended her ‘first chapter reading’ at Novel London back in February would have been familiar with her experiences of switching from investment banking to creative writing. Novel London are […]

  • Joaquin Rodrigo: Voice & Vision Book Launch
    Joaquin Rodrigo: Voice & Vision
    Posted in: Books, Highlights, Photos

    Joaquin Rodrigo was probably Spain’s premier composer of the latter part of the 20th Century. Although blind since the age of three he went on to produce 170 compositions and was such an outstanding talent that he was made a nobleman by King Juan Carlos I in 1992. This April 19th book launch at the […]

  • Heat, Flesh & Trash Anthologies
    Heat, Flesh & Trash
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    Described by his publicist as Malaysia’s most successful independent book publisher, Amir Mohammed is also the brains behind not one but three anthologies each one bearing a slightly provocative title taken from an Andy Warhol movie. He put the call out for writers asking them to use the title as their short story’s theme in […]

  • Shadows in the Wall (Derek Bates)
    Shadows in the Wall (Book)
    Posted in: Books, Reviews

    The second novel by self-confessed political revolutionary and materials scientist Derek Bates sets an intriguing platform for uncensored discussion about church, state and economics. The main protagonist Jake Dearsey is a journalist with a political conscience whose humanity-focused take on capitalism and government causes him to lock horns with his editor (perhaps a thread of […]