The past is a foreign country

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Elen Lewis reviews John Simmons’ latest novel The Good Messenger and discovers a poignant tale from a different time. John Simmons’ latest novel, The Good Messenger reminded me of The Go-Between by LP Hartley, who wrote one…

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Re-writing Orwell

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Dark Angels at Hawkwood, Gloucestershire. Midsummer 2018. Like any good concert or festival you had to be there. It was neither of these, though it bore resemblances. ‘Angel-fest’ said our friend from Seattle and he was not…

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Truth and lies in advertising

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The latest instalment of Wordstock Deconstructed, in association with the English department of King’s College London, promised a journey through the past, present, and future of advertising, with Richard Burdett in the driving seat. Buckle up. By…

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The Other Box

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We kicked off last month with an inspiring evening in collaboration with The Other Box and Wonderbly. For those who missed it – Matthew Aldridge reports. ‘In a lot of design agencies I worked for, the diversity…

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26 Memory Maps

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Where are you from? Can you draw it? It’s always there in the recesses of our minds, our childhood home and all that came with it. It has irrevocably influenced us, but nowadays it’s almost intangible. What…

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An evening with Rob Williams

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In our Wordstock Deconstructed event in September, an audience gathered at the October Gallery to hear from screenwriter Rob Williams. The evening was full of insights into the world of screenwriting, creative struggles and how to tell…

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A Day of Wordography

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On the train from Doncaster to London I felt quite nervous about taking part in Wordography. It was my first 26 outing and I didn’t know what – or who – to expect. My nerves were soon…

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Money talks

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On the 15th June, 26er Brian Jenner kicked off Wordstock Deconstructed with an incredibly useful discussion about money. In a coffee-shop chat, a group of 26ers covered what to charge, tactical pricing and how to win new…

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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