Londongrip - founded by Patricia Morris in 2007 - is a wholly independent online venue, a cultural omnibus providing intelligent reviews of current shows and events, well-argued articles on the widest range of topics, an exhibition space for cross-media arts and an in-house poetry magazine with its own editor. All items are original, making their first appearance on the internet in this form.
London Grip Poetry Review – Two Anthologies

London Grip Poetry Review – Two Anthologies

The long and short of it – Thomas Ovans explores a pair of very different poetry anthologies.

Hope (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London) – review by Carole Woddis.

Hope (Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, London) – review by Carole Woddis.

  Sometimes the best of intentions can turn to ashes in the mouth. Jack Thorne’s Hope doesn’t go quite that far but his much anticipated blast against the current relentless drive for public sector cuts, though welcome and well intentioned, is a disappointment.

London Grip Poetry Review – Solanki

London Grip Poetry Review – Solanki

D A Prince finds that Mahendra Solanki’s tight, economical poems leave ample room for the reader.

London Grip Poetry Review – Boyle

London Grip Poetry Review – Boyle

John Forth examines both the poetic and the performance aspects of Sue Boyle’s new book

London Grip New Poetry – Winter 2014/5

London Grip New Poetry – Winter 2014/5

* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: *Mukul Dahal *Frances Smith *Jan Hutchison *Murray Bodo *Geoffrey Heptonstall *Anthony Wilson *Maggie Butt *Ian C Smith *Hugh Underhill *Emma Neale *Michael Lee Johnson *Shadwell Smith *Phil Wood *John Forth *Neil Curry *Malcolm Carson *Angela Kirby *June Hall *Emma Lee *Jo Roach *Laura McKee *Michael(…)

Plum Busby’s Cool Christmas

Plum Busby’s Cool Christmas

Plum Busby return to the Hideaway in Streatham with their familiar eclectic mix of folk, blues, jazz, calypso, music hall and idiocy for a Yuletide extravaganza. A festive feast of musical madness not to be missed.

Saxon Court (Southwark Playhouse) – review by Carole Woddis

Saxon Court (Southwark Playhouse) – review by Carole Woddis

  Christmas 2011.  In the City.  An office party is under way.  The lewd, the gross and the ugly all on view, tipsy staff, humiliating games.  Haven’t we seen this before a few times?

London Grip Poetry Review – Cook & Stanton

London Grip Poetry Review – Cook & Stanton

London Grip’s poetry editor takes an optimistic view of two first collections from a new poetry press

London Grip Poetry Review – O’Connell

London Grip Poetry Review – O’Connell

Emma Lee follows Carolyn O’Connell through her thoughtful poetic explorations of links between past and present.

Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra: Nelson Freire & Niklas Willen. Review by Barbara Lewis.

Hulencourt Soloists Chamber Orchestra: Nelson Freire & Niklas Willen. Review by Barbara Lewis.

Embracing art’s ability to transcend national divisions, a young pan-European ensemble delivered Tchaikovsky at his most triumphantly Russian, as part of a vivacious and compelling beginning to its new season, known as the Hulencourt Art Project, which runs until May next year.

The Gospel According to the Other Mary, English National Opera.  Review by Julia Pascal.

The Gospel According to the Other Mary, English National Opera. Review by Julia Pascal.

  John Adams’ latest opera, with libretto and production by Peter Sellars, is an episodic and experimental take on elements of the New Testament which mixes texts from radical liberation theology to parts of the King James’ Bible.

London Grip Poetry Review – Scott

London Grip Poetry Review – Scott

After reading his New & Selected Poems, David Cooke admires the way that David Scott avoids tricks and consistently plays to his strengths