Girl Walk // All Day

America: that land of opportunity, a world where you can achieve whatever you set your heart to. No city better symbolises this American dream like New York. It was the first place that immigrants would see when arriving in this new world from Europe and beyond. As such, it has become a melting pot of … Continue reading

Aisle 16 From Vodka to Homework; and Almost Everything Else Inbetween: An interview with Luke Wright

Aisle 16 is a collection of creative artists; poets, stand-up comedians, musicians and writers. The literary stars which compile the group are Tim Clare, John Dunthorne, Chris Hicks, John Osborne, Joel Stickley, Ross Sutherland and Luke Wright. Each have their specialist field in the arts, yet they all come together to perform at places like … Continue reading

One Man Two Guvnors: A review and interview with Grant Olding

A series of unstoppable laughs is all I heard from the Lyttelton Theatre when watching the production One Man Two Guvnors. Taken from Carlo Goldoni 1746 classic comedy A Servant of Two Masters, Richard Bean has turned this production into one of the biggest comedy the National has seen.  Set in 1963, Brighton, this production … Continue reading

“It’s time for popular culture to sneer back”: An Interview with Miriam Elia

In a society where many seem to hold baseless, generalised opinions, it was certainly refreshing to meet the award-winning, controversial comedienne and conceptual artist Miriam Elia. Sitting in a Cafe on Camden’s Parkway, she tells me assuredly that comedy is a device for communication and it is used to create something meaningful. Meaningful, to Elia, … Continue reading

Puppetry Isn’t Just For Kids

The day before the theatre’s first production of The Tempest, during a dress rehearsal of the production we sat down with Lynette Shanbury, manager of the Little Angel Theatre. With Shakespearian characters’ echoing through the walls and the occasional appearance of one running past, we discussed the theatre’s future, it’s 50th anniversary and how it … Continue reading

Issue #1

Issue #1 of Icasm Magazine featuring interviews with author Abigail Tartellin, musicians Alex Winston, Chase the Enemy, Clara Engel, Forms Grant Olding and Laura Hocking. Kirsty Dewhurst explains why Mechanical Bride is one to watch. Aida Amoako interviews Miriam Elia and Yasmeen Khan explores the work of photographer Charley Murrell. This issue also features short … Continue reading

Issue 2

Issue number two of Novel Times is now available via issuu. Ali George gives us an insight into her 12 Books in 12 Months venture. Yasmeen Khan and Shannen Shayne Ambrosio explore The People’s Supermarket. Linda Bryan ponders cuts to the arts and Wasima Islam comments on graffiti and love. Short stories are provided by … Continue reading


Ever come across something for the first time and been shocked that you weren’t already privy to it? Your interests and hobbies seem to converge on this thing, yet somehow, it bypassed you. This is what happened with me and Aisle 16. Aisle 16 are a poetry collective formed of Tim Clare (author of We Can’t All Be Astronauts), … Continue reading

From the Minds Behind the Cineroleum: Folly for a Flyover

In the Summer of 2010, a group of volunteers came together and transformed an abandoned petrol station at 100 Clerkenwell Road into a a fully functional cinema. The Cineroleum was built by hand out of found and donated materials with objective to pave the way for innovative ways of using more of the 4000 derelict petrol stations in … Continue reading

Issue One

The first issue of Novel Times, with features on The Little Angel Theatre, Literary Death Matches, Tiny Birds, Martyna Baker, Anika Mottershaw and Tank Gallery. Also featured are short stories from S.E. Hays, Michelle Stannard, James Price, David Gracey and Rae Louise Jones. Issue 1 is now available on Issuu and Magcloud, where it can … Continue reading