Creative writing editor, Greg, explores the world of the South Bank Book Market and why you should check it out… With panic on the streets of London, phone hacking and an increasingly jittery economy, watching the news in England has become more and more like punching oneself in the gut. Whilst the best way to escape from the current doom and gloom atmosphere might … Continue reading South Bank Book Market
Razz’s publicist, Kate, gives a snappy review for your theatre needs… What? Slapstick ‘carry-on’-esque comedy set in 1960’s Brighton by Richard Bean, based on ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ by Carlo Goldoni. Already a huge success (***** Daily Express, Daily Mail, Guardian, Independent, Sunday Express, Sunday Times, The Sun), it has sold out fast. However, day tickets are still avaliable, including standing seats which at £5 each … Continue reading 60 Second Theatre Review – One Man, Two Guvnors
Sub creative writing editor, Rebecca, takes a look at one, unusual, aspect of poor writing… I thought I would turn the tables today and share with you the best of the worst examples of creative writing! The ‘Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest’ runs annually and makes a good laugh out of the whole thing. Asking authors to submit the worse opening lines to novels, which I believe … Continue reading Try your best to be the worst!
Recently I watched the film, Limitless, for the first time. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed the entire film and I thought I would share my thoughts for any would-be viewers, and for those that have their own opinions. For anyone that hasn’t watched it yet, I’ll make sure not to give too much away as I write. One of the main things that I really … Continue reading Viewing
‘And Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot Fighting in the captain’s tower While Calypso’s singers laugh at them And fishermen hold flowers.’ – Bob Dylan ‘Desolation Row’ The idea of poets fighting amongst one another is affectionately ingrained in Western culture. We recall the rivalries between the great Romantics, Alexander Pope’s satirical epic ‘The Dunciad’, and the tense relationships between Modernism’s finest. Nevertheless, news that the … Continue reading A Political Implosion – The Poetry Society