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Wordstock 2014


Wordstock, 26’s annual festival of words, is just three weeks away. The line-up for this one-day celebration of words, ideas and creative thinking looks better than ever. The star-studded line-up headlines with award winning Andy Serkis also known as Gollum from Lord of the Rings and The Beach novelist Alex Garland. There will be workshops […]

Are you listening? Again?


At Wordstock last year, we sat on the edges of our seats and listened to Richard Mullender, crisis and hostage negotiator. He had a lot to say about sub-text. Language, explicit and implicit. Putting all the truisms of active listening in the bin. He was, er, very persuasive. We called him back for some more. […]

New members for March 2014

Welcome new members Sarah Acton, Mike Gogan (AIB), Simon Goodall (OPX), Sally Harper (Royal Academy of Arts), Alex Kempner, Louise O’Donnell, Paul Snoxell (Partners Andrews Aldridge), and Annelize Taylor. We hope you enjoy the 26 experience and feel free to put forward ideas and suggestions whenever the mood takes you. Drop us a line at or post up on the message board.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words I went to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize award show at the National Portrait Gallery a couple of weeks ago. Spencer Murphy won for his portrait of jockey Katie Walsh. It’s an amazing shot, full of emotion, and the colours are beautiful. I also loved Linda Brownlee’s […]

26 Noticeboard


Remember, Remember the 9th of November That time is nearly upon us. Yes, it’s 26Wordstock 2013, curated by the sparkling Alastair Creamer and it’s going to be a cracker! Full of literary fireworks to get your creative juices spinning faster than a Catherine Wheel, it’s the festival of the year. Headlining this year we have […]

The 26 noticeboard


News and announcements about all things 26 including Wordstock, 26 Words, Pecha Kucha and celebrating Norwich’s literary past.   Norwich rocks! My daughter had gone to see Bruce Springsteen at Wembley and she suggested I should start my part of our 26 Writers for Norwich launch with ‘GOOD EVENING NORWICH. ARE YOU READY TO ROCK?’ […]

The 26 Noticeboard

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This is the place where you find news and events around all things 26, from July’s Pecha Kucha, to Wordstock on film to a new project called 26 Letters and the ripple effect of 26 Treasures of Childhood.   Pecha Kucha It’s 26… it’s the Betsey Trotwood… it can only mean more of that pecha […]

News and events


There’s no hibernating for 26’s members; the month is brimming with creative projects, conferences and book launches. And after work, comes play with news of sunny Spain.   Mudlarking on the Thames foreshore The other day, Andy Hayes gathered together his 26 Milers at the Samuel Pepys to celebrate the project’s online launch. The pub’s […]