Monthly Archives: January 2016

A voice from Nowhereland

Mascha Kaléko died 40 years ago this week. Her poems are full of longing, memory and regret, even for things that haven’t happened yet, by someone who always had to move on. She has a gloriously Central European knot of

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Shakespeare 400: Sonnets in translation

Shakespeare died 4 centuries ago this year, and the English celebrations have begun in style. Translations of some of his best loved work show how he has captured the global imagination – and been localised along the way. Shakespeare’s Globe

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Drama in Wrocław: European Capital of Culture 2016

Wake up! Wrocław is the new European capital of culture, and a year of celebrations kicks off this weekend. It is a gorgeous city with a complex cultural history – go if you haven’t yet – which has produced some world-class

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A personal reading trainer

  It’s that time of year when people vow to get fit, lose their bad habits and slough off all the holiday indulgence. And I’ve finally found the kind of personal trainer I’m looking for. How about a personal reading

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