26’s words of the year

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I asked for your words of the year and for 2019, and the people of 26 have spoken. From musings on the current political climate, to personal reflections and hopes for next year – here they are,…

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Hilary Benn

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Hilary Benn Chair, Committee on Exiting the European Union  5:43 pm, 6th November 2018  I want to speak about two men who never came home from the great war: my great uncle Oliver Williams Benn and George Edwin Ellison. Oliver…

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Five Books on a Shelf

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  The premise is simple; pick five books on your shelf, take a snap, and write a sentence about each one. This month, 26 board member Alastair Creamer, shares a snapshot of his library.   Unless by…

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Peter, Bagpuss and 26

Peter Firmin, creator of Bagpuss, Igor the Engine and Noggin the Nog, sadly passed away this month. But his work, loved by generations of viewers, will certainly live on. John Simmons reflects on Peter’s abundant creative talent…

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Stories That Shape Us

After attending the first in a new series of conversations earlier this month, Sophie Gordon’s been pondering how childhood reading influences us as writers today. How has what you read as a child shaped you as a…

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Taking the pain out of pay

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How much is my work worth? A tricky, potentially awkward question we have to ask ourselves. But does it need to be so wince-inducing? Francesca Baker caught up with some fellow 26ers to get their two cents…

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Words of wisdom

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What does it take to become a writer? Francesca Baker investigates, with a little help from members of 26. A love of writing, a desire to see words in print, and a passion for communication are what…

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Latest 26 images

Disused pub in Hoxton by Andy York
Photo by Lucy Beevor
Image by Tony Linkson
Found on the island of Giglio, Italy by Chris Bird.
26 Screenshot by Lara Muth
I live at number 26, and this is my bin!  Rebecca Thomas
Captured in Venice by Elen Lewis
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Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Distance markers on a disused railway in East Sussex. The Cuckoo Line.  By Tony Linkson
Spotted by Marin Lee at the Serpentine in Hyde Park
Spotted in Copenhagen by Helen MacKinven.
Spotted on the airfield of Tivat airport in Montenegro by Martin Lee
I took this picture in a fabulous vegan and raw food restaurant in Turin - Ezri Carlebach
Spotted in Capri by Laura Hunter
Woods near Jouqueviel, Midi-Pyrenees, 10 minutes after I had told my walking group about 26. They gave me a funny look. By David Mathews
Image by Ed Pritchard
Image by Lydia Thornley in Krakow
Spotted in Belfast by Jonathan Holt
From Christmas travels in Krakow by Lydia Thornley
Night time lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley
Daytime lamp from Christmas travels in Krakow by  Lydia Thornley