26 Inspirations goes live

A sneak peek from Nick Parker

This year’s Bloomsbury Festival includes 26 Inspirations an online and live exhibition featuring our writers working in partnership with a wide range of artists. The show features writing, sound, illustration, photography, art, pottery and even perfumery. 

We’ve been a Bloomsbury Festival partner for a number of years now. This year our writers were asked to focus on what inspires them. It could be a place, a person, a language; a word, a poem, a piece of music; the smell of a favourite food, the sound of birdsong, or the feel of a fabric. You’ll see that their responses are varied, remarkable and inspiring.

We’ll be uploading new work every Thursday and Friday up until the festival launch on 14 October.

To see the exhibition, visit:

A first look from Tim Rich

The Building Centre, Store Street, WC1E 7BT

Dates: 14 – 22 October 2022, during the festival, and then until mid-November

Opening times: 9am – 6pm Monday – Friday; 10am – 4pm Saturday (closed Sunday)

FREE – Just turn up

– Andy Hayes

Last week, 26’s own John Simmons was interview on Bloomsbury Radio – discussion all things 26 and our involvement in the Bloomsbury festival. You can listen here.


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