Only You Can Save Poetry

So, apparently, poetry needs saving. At least that’s the premise of Mark Grist and Tim Clare’s show Only You Can Save Poetry, premiering during The Last Word Festival at the Roundhouse. Armed with an interactive voting device (not sure that’s the official term), the audience are asked to judge a modern …

The Great Acceleration: A Review

As life gets faster and faster Melissa Lawford pauses to take a look at the The Great Acceleration by Robert Colvile. Pedestrians worldwide walk 10% faster than they did in the 1990s. We check our emails 30 or 40 times an hour and the knowledge that we have an unread message in …

Religion Without God – a Review of Sunday Assembly

Often self-exploration is considered to be something associated with religion or spirituality. But what if you want to consider life a little more deeply without being committed to a deity? In search of this, M. Menckens went to the Sunday Assembly. Sunday Assembly was started a little over three years ago by …

Book and Kitchen Review

 Book and Kitchen is what it says it is, and is also a lot more. An independently-run bookshop, and cafe (as revealed through the title), it is also an events space and, more recently, a member’s club. The evening events include talks, poetry, art and music and the member’s club, launched …

Book Binding at the London Centre of Book Arts

Book binding seems a lost art. How books are made is something people don’t even tend to think about, let alone want to learn. That’s why the London Centre for Book Arts, in Hackney Wick, is so special. A beautiful studio near the canal, it is artist-run yet open access, meaning …

The Best Podcasts You’ve Never Heard Of

Since Serial went viral last year, not only have podcasts become a staple of our daily commute but we have remembered the power audio. It’s not just Sarah Koenig who does it well: here’s a list of our favourite podcasts that you may not have heard of… Invisibilia From podcast giant NPR, Invisibilia is …

3 Months In: Reviews

A genuine #throwbackthursday: our reviews of the good and the bad over the last 3 months Richard Harris reviews one of London’s hidden gems: the Cross Bones graveyard. dott reviews London’s best vegetarian eateries. A bad experience of misogyny or rudeness at Jewel Bar in Piccadilly. The best moments of dott’s …

Review of Vogue 100: A Century of Style Exhibition

Charlie, dott co-editor, visited the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition Vogue 100: A Century of Style. In our Thursday review she looks, with a dott lens, at whether there is true beauty to be found in the glossy pages of high fashion and supermodels.  Vogue exhibition, first impression: overwhelming. Obviously. You walk …

Exploring London for Under £5

We are excited to introduce our brand new dott contributor Melissa Lawford. In this incredibly helpful article she uncovers the little known London – the cheap London (and it includes having a drink). The Sky Garden A relative newcomer to the city, I only discovered the little oasis at the top …

Sundays at The Mall Tavern, Notting Hill

dott contributor Daisy tucks into a Sunday Roast at The Mall Tavern, Notting Hill. Warning: even the intro paragraph will make you hungry. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to a good Sunday Roast. Crisp roast potatoes are a must, succulent meat is imperative and don’t even get me started …

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