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Oh, that’s nice,’ says the girl. ‘I think we’ll just take a little stroll down this path. Is that OK, Mr Smith?’ CUTTY SARK COMEDY: Josh Jones headlines tonight's comedy show on board the Cutty Sark, with support acts Bronwyn Sweeny and Claire Haus. It takes place in the studio theatre in the lower hold, which makes a change from your average pub comedy night. 6.30pm-8.30pm Sponsor message A soulful new musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst Sharon Rose and Beverley Knight. Photo by Chantel King igshid=16l8o2ndth503&epik=dj0yJnU9Y2lueEpURWREeVZidDVXZGVsVGdhOWd5T0pPQllkYzImcD0wJm49akFJNFFSdnlrMFdaUnRaQzlrVEJjUSZ0PUFBQUFBR0hMUUZz

PRINT POUND NOTES: The St Bride Foundation opens a new exhibition, Print Pound Notes!, celebrating 100 years of the Adana printing press. View materials including early drawings for the company’s first flatbed press, working examples of some popular 1920s models and photographs and documents from the archives. FREE, 26 January-4 April SOUL FESTIVAL: Lewisham's Fox and Firkin hosts Soul festival, Expansions. It includes an old school garden party providing Caribbean dinner, pop-up stalls, a singing competition, and a party with live DJs going on until the early hours. 4pm-2am SAINT JUDE: New immersive experience Saint Jude officially opens today, set in a mysterious government building in Westminster and blurring the boundaries between theatre and technology. The experience uses AI to set visitors up as employees of Saint Jude, a fictional organisation which provides comfort, communication and conversation to people in lifelong, irreversible comas. From 24 JanuarySeptimus glances left and raises his eyes to the huge white façade where white and winged figures parade, still, atop Ionic columns. He remembers, still, the first time he ever saw them; how impressed he was. 1948, he thinks. Lifetimes ago. He remembers how they wore white helmets and bore white shields and grasped at white staffs. They come at him, now, through cataract clouds. And yet, he thinks, it is now that I see them clearly. Well, if I am, tell me. If not I’ll find someone else before it’s too late.’ He looks at me keenly. But doesn’t homosexuality provide an outlet for youth and counteract some violence? I think I live without knowing myself and I laugh at the world to kill my pain.

that I got myself out of the loop, cued up something special that I was waiting to play for you all. Bull, Malcolm, The Mirror of the Gods, How Renaissance Artists Rediscovered the Pagan Gods, Oxford UP, 2005, ISBN 0-19-521923-6 Mythology [ edit ] Leda with the Swan, a restored Roman copy, perhaps after an original by Timotheus ( Museo del Prado) She married king Tyndareus of Sparta and by him became the mother of Helen of Troy, Clytemnestra, Castor, and Pollux (also called "Polydeuces"). Leda also had three other daughters by Tyndareus: Timandra, Phoebe, and Philonoe.

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OUT-SPOKEN: The January edition of poetry and live music event Out-Spoken is at Southbank Centre, hosted by TS Eliot prize winner Joelle Taylor. Poet and performer Arji Manuelpillai, writers Kim Moore and Mark Waldron and DJ Sam 'Junior' Bromfield are also on the line-up. 7.45pm This leaves him adrift and while he certainly possesses a melancholy streak, he also emits catty asides and biting humour along his journey. He even emanates a pissy arrogance when walking down the street and when someone bumps into him he indignantly muses “Why don't people look where I'm going? Walking into me like that.” There's a wonderful extended tragi-comic scene towards the end of the book when he's charged with looking after two little boys on a seaside trip. It's hilarious how indifferently he tends to them while they consume enormous amounts of sugar and cause havoc. But there's also a sadness to this as he's feeling so estranged from life: “I think I live without knowing myself and I laugh at the world to kill my pain. I cry because I can't understand it and I am constantly in dreams that somehow I hope time will not cure.” It's extremely touching reading such insights from a man so frankly discussing his queer experience from decades in the past and it's wonderful being immersed in this bygone urban landscape of Lyons' tea shops. Clouds of smoke drift up and hang under the ceiling like a support. I wonder how many houses have burnt down tonight. Far too many. Ron sits down. Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces or rapes Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. According to many versions of the story, Zeus took the form of a swan and raped Leda on the same night she slept with her husband King Tyndareus. In some versions, she laid two eggs from which the children hatched. [1] In other versions, Helen is a daughter of Nemesis, the goddess who personified the disaster that awaited those suffering from the pride of Hubris.

No. No more tears, thinks Septimus as he reaches the place he first heard those other words used to name him. Used to name her, for being with him. BEOWULF: Vauxhall's Teahouse Theatre hosts a fireside reading of Beowulf by Seamus Heaney to finish your week. It's a modern translation of the Old English epic poem about the eponymous Scandinavian hero. 8pm-11pm Urban oddity of the weekThe streets look far cleaner once the rain has fallen. I suppose it’s the gloss on the surface. When it rains I feel supreme but other people look so glum like effortless objects. Leda was the daughter of the Aetolian King Thestius hence she was also called Thestias. [2] Her mother was either Leucippe, [3] Deidameia, daughter of Perieres, [4] Eurythemis, daughter of Cleoboea, [5] or Laophonte, daughter of Pleuron. [6] According to Alcman, Leda's parents were Glaucus and Laophonte [6] while Eumelus attested that they are Sisyphus and Panteiduia or Paneidyia. [7] The earliest known explicit Renaissance depiction is one of the many woodcut illustrations to Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a book published in Venice in 1499. This shows Leda and the Swan making love with gusto, despite being on top of a triumphal car, being pulled along and surrounded by a considerable crowd. [6] An engraving dating to 1503 at the latest, by Giovanni Battista Palumba, also shows the couple in coitus, but in deserted countryside. [7] Another engraving, certainly from Venice and attributed by many to Giulio Campagnola, shows a love-making scene, but there Leda's attitude is highly ambiguous. [8] [9] Palumba made another engraving, perhaps in about 1512, presumably influenced by Leonardo's sketches for his earlier composition, showing Leda seated on the ground and playing with her children. [10] Another account of the myth states that Nemesis (Νέμεσις) was the mother of Helen, and was also impregnated by Zeus in the guise of a swan. A shepherd found the egg and gave it to Leda, who carefully kept it in a chest until the egg hatched. When the egg hatched, Leda adopted Helen as her daughter. Zeus also commemorated the birth of Helen by creating the constellation Cygnus (Κύκνος), the Swan, in the sky. A posthumously published novel by gay, working class poet Mark Hyatt written 2 years before the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 and only recently rediscovered.

Mark Hyatt was born into poverty in 1940 and died by suicide in 1972. The manuscript for his sole novel Love, Leda (written in around 1965, but never published) was left to gather dust in the house of a friend until its rediscovery in 2019. It is a febrile assemblage of experiences in the life of a young gay man in the early Sixties, set across ten or so days and nights in London.He is nearly there. He can almost hear the zing and clang of a bicycle chain as it swings and claims its victim. He moves to touch the scar on his face. No time for that now, he thinks. There is still some way to go to reach the bridge, and space is closing in.

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