Part B

Arts and Culture previews, and commentary pieces.

Dreamland: Part I

By Michael Shapland, 3rd Year; Illustration by Karen Chen. I  It is December 2030. Tom is a young man intent on saving his older brother, who resides in ‘Dreamland’. Dreamland is a drug house for the rich, hidden underneath Soho…

Un shot de poésie

Un shot de poésie  redonne du goût à la Vie Je n’ai pas envie  d’être « en vie »  devant ou derrière  un ordi  Mes sens sont ramollis  quand je passe des journées comme des nuits  à fixer un screen endormi  Screen,…

Black & White London: Part 1

from 23.09 to 23.11, By Ambre Pluta Introduction  I arrived in London at the beginning of September. I hadn’t been in London for more than a year, and I hadn’t lived there in three.  Thus, the moment I got out…

Ma solitude en clef de sol

This poem is not only about solitude; it addresses solitude as if it were a person. Salomé sought to zoom in and out of solitude in order to understand it better. She was driven to write this piece in the context of a pandemic, where solitude has become a reality we are forced to live with.

Photo Report: Winter 2020 in Berlin

Dreams. Time and Space.  Hope. Modesty and Truth.  Revelations. Magic and Mystery. I would say that these are the key words of this quote which may be found as one ventures around Friedrichshain and Neukölln, two key east Berlin districts…

À fleur de mots

By Salomé Melchior, 14/01/21 Cover photo by Salomé Melchior

A Guide on How to Love

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a historical novel by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows that was published in 2008. Set in 1946, the plot of this novel revolves around a London-based writer, Juliet Ashton, who…

Photo Report: Autumn 2020 in Berlin

LSE alumnus Salomé Melchior lives in Berlin these days. She has compiled a first series of photos to which she has added small narratives in her own photojournalistic style.

People Watching in 2020

General musings by Ambre Pluta as she walks through the bleak streets of the city. London is a quiet place these days, and yet here, there is so much life. “People watching: the action or practice of spending time idly…

Things my little brother says

Poem by Vaishnavi Radhakrishnan, inspired by Naomi Shihab Nye’s “One boy told me” What is awestruck? You make me awestruck  Why do grown-ups pray with their eyes closed? Don’t they want to see when God says hello? Someone left an…