Highlights

Edit Man London-McCrow-One Less Gun
LONDON FASHION WEEK Round Up
Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Events & Festivals, Highlights, Shows & Exhibitions

London Fashion Week 2020 had an ethical underscore, with concerns about the environment, fair wages, supply chain transparency and global gun use highlighted. Streetwear company Edit Man London partnered up with anti-gun organisation One Less Gun to raise awareness about weapons of street crime and war. It was founded by artist McCrow who uses guns […]

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Features

Mental Health Awareness Spreads Online After Caroline Flack Shock Suicide
Posted in: Editorial, Features, People, Videos

Following the news on 15th February, about Caroline Flack taking her own life, people took to the internet not only to mourn, but also to suggest that the treatment of the ex-Love Island presenter from tabloids and social media was detrimental or at least in some way a factor in her suicide. Petitions to Change.org […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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Books

  • 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 […]

  • 50 Races to Run Before You Die
    50 Races to Run Before You Die
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    50 Races To Run Before You Die is an illustrated book of extreme endurance runs by Telegraph columnist and adventure athlete Tobias Mews. Journalist and adventure athlete Tobias Mews launched his illustrated book 50 Races To Run Before You Die at The Running Works specialist jogging store in Aldgate yesterday evening. Priced at £14.99 the […]

  • Novel London
    Novel London
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Are you an aspiring author or simply looking for some literary inspiration? An organisation called Novel London runs a gathering of emerging novelists the 1st Friday in every month, the latest one held at the convenient venue of Waterstones in Covent Garden. Now there’s some inspiration for you! The event has been going since August […]

  • Closure Anthology
    Closure – Anthology
    Posted in: Books, Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The Closure anthology is the first such anthology of short stories by Black British writers since 2000. It brings together a diverse collection of African, Caribbean and Indian story-tellers all reading excerpts from their work at the George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths University. Supported by the University’s MA in Black Writing and published by Peepal Tree […]

  • Black Inked Pearl Book Launch
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    If you find the idea of a novel combining African story-telling and Gaelic lore intriguing then you’ll be intrigued by Ruth Finnegan’s latest work Black Inked Pearl. If you also hear it was written from the author’s actual dreams and taken straight from the subconscious unedited, then attending the book launch is a no-brainer. The […]

  • A Night In With Audrey Hepburn
    Posted in: Books, Highlights

    An invite to a weekend screening of Audrey Hepburn classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Harper Collins offices proved a little too hard to resist for an unashamed fan like myself. Organised in conjunction with BFI Love Fest it was to promote Lucy Holliday’s novel A Night In With Audrey Hepburn and took place at […]