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And when I am an old woman I shall wear purple

LET’S GET LITERARY: MARCH

SIMON ARMITAGE, CAROL ANNE DUFFY, HELEN DUMMORE, SEAMUS HEANEY, MICHAEL LONGLEY CELEBRATING ENITHARMON PRESS QUEEN ELIZABETH HALL 21ST MARCH 7:00PM CELEBRATING A PUBLISHER THAT ‘HAS DEDICATEDLY AND BRILLIANTLY MADE A SUCCESS OF THAT SHARPLY ENDANGERED SPECIES, THE INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER’- MARINA … Continue reading

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DO WE ACCEPT DECEPTION INSTEAD OF WHAT IS TRUE?

This past week there’s been a lot of attention and discussion around the idea of gender, particularly on the topic of raising a gender neutral child. This attention has spiralled from five year old Sasha Laxton, whose parents refused to … Continue reading

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LET’S GET LITERARY: FEBRUARY

GRANTA 118: EXIT STRATEGIES – THE LONDON LAUNCH THE GALLERY AT FOYLES, 6.30 p.m. 2ND FEB http://www.granta.com/Events/UK LITERARY SALON SHOREDITCH HOUSE 8TH FEB, 7.00 p.m. http://www.shoreditchhouse.com/ THE BOOK STOPS HERE KATY DARBY, THE WHORES ASYLUM / OLIVIA LAING, TO THE … Continue reading

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LET’S GET LITERARY: JANUARY

CHARACTER THROUGH DRAMA YOUR BEST CHARACTERS ARE COMPLEX, THREE-DIMENSIONAL PEOPLE, BUT YOU CAN’T SHOW ALL ASPECTS OF THEIR PERSONALITIES AT ONCE SOUTHBANK CENTRE CREATIVE WRITING SCHOOL 10TH JAN, 6.30PM http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/southbank-centre-creative-writing-school-62315 – T.S. ELIOT PRIZE READINGS SHORTLISTED POETS WILL READ FROM … Continue reading

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PUSSY ON A PEDESTAL

Yesterday, activists pranced down Harley Street to save our muffs. Or rather to denote what we should and shouldn’t be doing TO, or WITH those muffs. Once again, a group of individuals take an over-arching stance with a loud blathering … Continue reading

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EROTICA AND PORN: Choose your differences

“When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the … Continue reading

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THE SEX LIVES OF AFRICAN GIRLS

Granta 115: The F Word investigates Feminism and its power to transcend the ideal of femininity and the social constructed gender binaries. The magazine attempts to use literature, memoirs and photography as a platform from which to complicate and renegotiate … Continue reading

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THE KILLING FIELDS

The UK’s Channel 4 will show “some of the most horrific footage [they] has ever broadcast”. The footage will form part of an hour long documentary, “the killing fields” which will look into the last few weeks of the war … Continue reading

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The School For Scandal, The Barbican.

“There’s no possibility of being witty without a little ill-nature — the malice of a good thing is the barb that makes it stick” – LADY SNEERWELL Deborah Warner’s interpretation of Sheridan’s most popular comedy, The School for Scandal juxtaposes … Continue reading

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