Plain Speaking

Gavin Clarke anniversary, London, pub, walking

by Tony White ‘Plain Speaking’ was written to mark the 110th anniversary, on 5 October 2021, of the birth of Brian O’Nolan, best known as Flann O’Brien, and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the author. The story was first performed at David Collard’s Carthorse Orchestra, an online salon, Saturday 2 October, and first published by 3am Magazine. Keats …

The WB Yeats Bedford Park Project

Gavin Clarke history, London, Poetry, statue

By CAHAL DALLAT Opening a Can of Worms “Why would London want to honour Ireland’s national poet?” is the question, asked in a range of tones and phrasings. The starting point’s that it clearly does, as half our WB Yeats Bedford Park Artwork Project backers on the crowdfund page (where you can read more on Londoner Conrad Shawcross RA’s Yeats-inspired …