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Nutshell Live April 2015

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Another awesome Nutshell Live!


Submission deadline for Issue #4

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Poet, short fiction writer, artist, now it’s the time to send us your work. You only have until WEDNESDAY 30th APRIL, so get cracking.

Get cracking!

Get cracking!

Nutshell LIVE! – Thursday 16 January 2014

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Nutshell Magazine presents a night of live music, poetry, great cocktails, and jelly. Yes jelly, which we will make with out own literary hands to reward you for coming out in the cold.

Jim Stoten, from illustration supergroup Owen and The Eyeballs, will open the night with a solo session

* poet/performer Steve McLean will entertain and delight right in the middle, and

* folk/blues favourite Pepe Belmonte will close gloriously what we can safely say is going to be our very best January event!

£5 gets you in, buys you jelly, and funds the next issue of Nutshell.

As always, a bargain!



Don’t move – it’s an artist.

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Poets, according to the Greek philosopher Plato, were too dangerous to be allowed in the ideal state. What if a modern democracy agreed with him? Confronting the Danger of Art is a booklet of poems and artwork which draws on Plato’s arguments against poetry in The Republic to inculcate an anti-art message. Styled on the pamphlets produced by the UK government in the 1970s/80s, such as the nuclear attack guide Protect and Survive, Confronting the Danger of Art introduces us to a world where art is considered on the same calculus of risk as nuclear war, and artists are hunted down by the police. More information at

Sidekick Books brought poet Ian McLachlan and artist Phil Cooper together and invited them to produce the first in a new series of illustrated poetry pamphlets. One aim of (more…)