The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful Game is a short story of football, dark secrets and masculinity that has appeared in the debut edition of Ambit Pop (243). This new strand of Ambit invites maverick artists to guest edit the magazine under their tradition of Poems, Stories, and Art.

The Ambit quarterly was (anti) established in 1959 by Dr Martin Bax to expand on the times. Editors including JG Ballard, Carol Ann Duffy and Eduardo Paolozzi published early work of many admired names, including David Hockney, William S Burroughs, Stevie Smith and Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Copies are available for £10 via Ambit’s website

Eight Days Left

Eight Days Left is a new short story commissioned by Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Art Gallery in response to the Martin Parr Return to Manchester exhibition. It was performed in the Gallery on Wednesday 5th December as part of the 2018 Manchester Literature Festival. The story, which is inspired by one day in the life of a Salford funeral director, is now available to read at Manchester Review. An audio version can be heard on Soundcloud…