Beyond

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Sebastian Cox, furniture maker and manifesto writer

Sebastian Cox, furniture maker and manifesto writer

In those fallow days between Christmas and New Year, as terrible news of fire and flood kept breaking into consciousness,...

The Boss of Bethnal Green by Julian Woodford

The Boss of Bethnal Green by Julian Woodford

  It’s a story of a political psychopath who won successive elections by persuading the electorate to vote against their...

Fire and Brimstone in the Scottish Highlands

Fire and Brimstone in the Scottish Highlands

In late autumn, before we brought in our geraniums for the winter, my wife and I took the night train...

Summoned by Bells

Summoned by Bells

I went to the Whitechapel Mosque on Saturday for a rally in support of the campaign to save the Whitechapel...

chat about silence

chat about silence

  Recently I reviewed Unspeakable [paywall] by Harriet Shawcross for the FT which opens up that strange and disturbing vale of...

Accordion A & E

Accordion A & E

One day it was fine but then the next it started wheezing. First the top notes then even my middle...

The Preacher as a Young Boy

I was five and it involved two or three trips to London, to an artist’s studio in Holland Park. I...

Archbishop Justin, Warmonger

An article from the Observer, month of July, day the 25th. When I put myself forward for ordination within the...

The Launch Of The UK Gold

An article from the online edition of The Independent, month of June, day the 25th. Eighteen months ago filmmaker Mark...

The Domination System

A reading from the Fifteenth Chapter of the Holy Gospel of John I am the vine, you are the branches....