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© 2017 The Strand Magazine


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

Written by Grace Vickers

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 brimmed with concerts, discussions and literary performances that warmly revealed the man behin...

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...

February 1, 2018

“A sad tale’s best for winter.”

William Shakespeare’s problem play The Winter’s Tale is really two plays: the first a tragedy of a jealous tyrant who destroys his family, and the second a comedy, complete with dances, disguises, marriage and usually redemption. Every pr...

January 18, 2018

“Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.”

Staged in King’s College’s striking, curiously ornate Anatomy Museum, Sam Kindon’s visceral production injects a shot of adrenaline into Oscar Wilde’s seminal novel of beauty, brutality and excess.


August 15, 2017

They beat you with burning

Glistening slim canes and 

They always leave ruby marks

And lines indented. A drawn out

Barb so we knew that

God loved us. She burnt you because

She wanted to know if

You could love her; you stopped

Her heart with a cork and she

Floated. I was in whit...

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