I Five metres from a slipper bath filled with ice and cocktails, discussing Modernist Art with Paul Mason, Jenny Broom, Aysulu and Anna (from British Council Russia) we found we had experienced the same epiphany as Paul at the Tretyakov Gallery that day. We had been confronted by an alternative narrative of the origins of
The British Council have commissioned us to make a major public art contribution at The Central Hall of Artists, Moscow. We are among the British artists and writers being despatched to Moscow next week to represent Britain as Guests of Honour at Non/FictioNo.18 Literature Fair, including Sebastian Faulks, David Almond, (and several people I think
The Times Literary Supplement, ‘the leading international forum for literary culture’, has published a celebratory review of ‘An Unknown Soldier’. You can read the review here: Against Unremembering In the review David Collard puts our poem into context, saying: Henningham’s mordant wit and avant-garde flair is part of another poetic tradition stretching back to Wyndham
I gave a short talk in the Southbank Centre on Remembrance Sunday. Sir Andrew Motion began the day with a reading of Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est, and the centrepiece was a performance of Britten’s War Requiem, chiefly featuring players representative of the age for military service. There’s a link at the end for
An Unknown Soldier: An Exhibition by Henningham Family Press There will be a FREE Opening Event on Friday 7th November, 7.30pm at which we will be giving out a small, free limited edition print, and reading an extract from An Unknown Soldier with the assistance of James Wilkes and Erica Jarnes. Booking is essential by
I was going to put up some pics from the Chip Shop‘s first outing at the London Word Festival Launch Party on Wednesday night, but the LWF team beat me to it! So here’s a taster shot: And if you want to see some more pics, click here.