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Inc. Magazine’s 4th Issue is a Hit

Inc. Magazine has its 4th issue release later this week with a huge launch party to celebrate.

As with each issue of Inc. so far, number 4 is immense fun from cover to cover, and this time Anya Pearson and Will Coldwell, co-founders, co-editors and contributors, have really taken their magazine to an incredible new level. Though, don’t think that this came about by chance. Pearson and Coldwell have been hard at work coordinating this mammoth project with all the poets and illustrators involved and the final product reflects that. Continue reading


The Cartography of Reading

Are you’re still searching for that logophile’s haven that suits your tastes just perfectly? Do you sometimes find yourself with an hour to kill and wondering where the closest bookshop to you is? Perhaps you’re a little more ambitious and you’re trying to visit every independent bookshop in London. Whatever your reason for looking, the search just got volumes easier. The indie booksellers of London have banded together and the community, long formed, has now been visualised. Literally.
The last few months have seen the emergence of a series of bookshop maps. That is, maps specifically focusing on pin-pointing the bookshops of our fair city, and this literary cartography shows, first and foremost, that independent bookselling is still as prominent as ever.

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Review: The Uncommercial Traveller

Giving a review of Punchdrunk’s latest immersive offering, we have our guest writer, the inimitable Pauline Stobbs. The Uncommercial Traveller is a snapshot of the dark and fractured underbelly of Victorian London that Dickens spent so much time observing.

The Uncommercial Traveller

To witness any Punchdrunk performance is an essential part of your theatrical education.
The Uncommercial Traveller
is a brief example of the fragmentary storytelling, blurry depths of characterisation and superb set design on which Punchdrunk has made its name.  Their collaborations include the ENO, Battersea Arts Centre and most recently, the BBC’s Doctor Who team for the Manchester International festival. This collaboration with east-focused Arcola theatre promised to draw out the past documented so acutely in Dickens’ collection of literary sketches.

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