With otherworldly northern lights, volcanoes and hot springs, Iceland is famously a nation of natural wonders. It also has an extraordinary human wonder in its tradition of sagas, written in Icelandic, when the scholarly world was dominated by Latin, and establishing a tiny nation, in terms of population, as great when measured by its literary contribution.
After the trauma of Kristallnacht in November 1938, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was persuaded to agree that thousands of Jewish children come to Britain through a rescue effort that became known as the Kindertransport.
Fiona Sinclair considers a heavyweight collection from Michael Rosen and decides that it does not pull any political punches.
John Lucas takes an in-depth look at books by Michael Cullup and Gary Allen who both make poetry out of tough experiences .
Northern Ireland’s permanent representation in Brussels periodically brings to the capital of Europe a sample of Northern Irish culture in a spirit of cross-cultural exchange that risks being disrupted in the event of a Brexit.
A unique three-year street-photography project. The spontaneous, candid images – from quiet intensity to grand gesture – offer a unique and personal insight into a teeming metropolis; a positive view of urban living, celebrating the creativity, diversity, eccentricity and spirituality of Londoners and London’s visitors.
John Forth browses a surprisingly varied collection of essays by Andrew Sant
Where do you come from? Where’s your home? What’s in your home? What’s in your fridge? Award winning performer Yael Karavan reimagines our perceptions of origins in a globalized, multicultural world.
A difficult issue – ‘Racism’; indeed so difficult we really only cope with mild references but the idea of an hour and a half eyeballing it might be almost unbearable! How can a play, or a pact between performer and audience change the world?
Merryn Williams commends both the intention and the achievement of a poetry anthology in aid of refugee charities
When you listen over many years to hundreds of people, from all walks of life, talking confidentially about their relationships, patterns suggest themselves even while each person’s individuality remains vivid.
A festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.