From politics (Opposition) to pseudo-science (Total Man), Hannah Silva has a track-record of confronting big ideas and revealing the corruption of speech through her unique performances. In her new show, Hannah takes on feminism and the sexualised body. Nick Murray finds out more. ‘Schlock’ is typically used to describe something worthless, throw-away. Why pick [...]
From Vikings sagas to Breton myth, and from Sanskrit chants to a radically altered Fifty Shades of Grey – this Autumn audiences across England are in for a treat (and many surprises) as four cutting-edge live literature shows hit the road. Caroline Bergvall: Drift 2-7 Oct After a rapturous reception at the Southbank Centre [...]
‘Great literature,’ Ezra Pound said, ‘is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree.’ As we draw close to a particular special date, I have been looking back at what makes ‘great literature.’ Perhaps, as Pound puts it so succinctly, it is forming something that gives the reader the joy of peeling apart [...]
In the Catacombs is the first instalment in a grand project to map the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London in search of the unsung poets of the past. Nick Murray interviews its author Chris McCabe. In this first book you play literary detective in exploring West Norwood Cemetery. What is it you were trying to [...]
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