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Twelfth Night at the Young Vic It’s the first show put on by the Young Vic’s new artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, and it is a thing of pure joy. It’s a musical adaptation, and it’s full of…

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Five books on a shelf

For this month’s instalment, Lisa Andrews takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her bookshelf. Choosing favourite books is like asking to choose favourite cats for me, so instead I’m sharing my four most recent purchases and…

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Reflecting on summer reads I have had a marvellous summer of reading, and during September I have particularly enjoyed Kate Atkinson’s Transcription with its wonderfully resourceful protagonist taking us back into her brief career with the Secret Service during…

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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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To provide all people To celebrate the 70th birthday of the National Health Service (NHS), BBC Wales produced an emotional film named ‘To provide all people’. The poetic script weaves together real-life stories of staff and patients punctuated by the historical…

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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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Top tips for New York For anyone visiting New York this summer, I highly recommend visiting the Sculpture Walk in charming Cotswolds-like Washington Depot, Connecticut about 80 miles north of Manhattan. The likes of Calder, Schnabel, Stella will all…

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From a killer snail to healing poetry, here’s a taste of what our members have been enjoying this month. I loved the exhibition Venom: Killer and Cure at the Natural History Museum. From the man who willingly pushes his…

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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