I dial the German mobile number, take a swig of peppermint tea and wait for the call to connect. The recipient picks up, apologising gingerly for having recently finished an especially decadent brownie. Both an Author and a Translator, Saskia Vogel has an impressive li...

It’s a quiet and intimate night at the National Poetry Library in the usually busy Southbank Centre. Conversations about poetry and its beauty fill the silence as guests begin to rush in to the small yet compact venue. Three poets - Jessica Mookherjee, Julia Webb, and...

Walking into the British Museum’s ‘Troy: Myth and Reality” exhibition, one is immediately transported to an ancient world of heroes, gods, and great wars. This is an era of mortals and mythology, women, wanderers, and wonder. The exhibition thus attempts to narrate the...

Written by Mathilde Hunt, Edited by Grace Vickers

Deafness is frequently considered as a communication barrier, and indeed Raymond Antrobus, winner of the 2019 Ted Hughes award for New Work in Poetry, states that “People approach deafness as something they can’t communi...

February 6, 2020

From February 1st to February 2nd, the Barbican Centre threw open its doors in celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday. This weekend was filled to the brim with concerts, discussions and literary performances that warmly revealed the man behind the music a...

June 11, 2019

Acting as a voice for a nation of the agonised and silenced, the Kushwant Singh Literary Festival (KSLF) showcased the illuminating influence Singh had on the trajectory of arts, war and even love.

Kushwant Singh was born in Hadali—the Punjabi district of today's Pakist...

March 16, 2019

Angela Davis returned to the Southbank Centre for International Women’s Day 2019, following her 2017 talk about gender equality in the “post-Trump era”. Around 8pm, she had a sold-out audience waiting for her, who erupted into an instant standing ovation as soon as Dav...

November 12, 2018

Hosting some of the biggest contemporary Italian and international cultural figures, the 2018 edition of FILL (Festival of Italian Literature in London) celebrated the encounter of Italian literature with the cosmopolitan melting pot of London’s academic and literary s...

October 15, 2018

11 July - 3 November 2018

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William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ has stood the test of time, moving and resonating with audiences both when it was written at the beginning of the seventeenth c...

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