Featuring 96, full colour pages of prose, poetry, interviews, enticing images and new music reviews. Each copy comes paired with an exclusive, limited edition, compilation CD of rare and recent musical releases…
Magpie’s cover illustrator uncovers the secrets of her symbolic world.
An excerpt of ‘Chrysalis’ by Kim Todd, which explores the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th century botanical illustrator, and her quest to uncover the mystery of metamorphosis.
The Museum of British Folklore
We speak to Simon Costin, the founder of a new museum set up to celebrate the weird and wonderful folk traditions of Britain, and ask why these still matter today.
Storm in a Teacup
Magpie speaks to Verity Flecknell, founder of London based feminist arts collective ‘Storm in a Teacup’.
Spring/Summer collection inspired by priestesses and queens from Sardinia’s primitive era. Designed and Styled by Madeleine Nie and Laura Lambroni. Shot by Ellen Rogers.
Aspects of Leonora
Charley Feltham celebrates the life and work of Leonora Carrington – one of the most daringly original, bizarre and visionary artists of the 20th century.
Stories Stitched from String
Magpie investigates a new generation of puppeteers and storytellers, including Wyrd Motion, The Little Theatre of Dolls and Monooka.
Music Reviews and Interviews
Interview with Alela Diane
Interview with Ödland
Reviews: High Wolf, Jozef Van Wissem, Infinity Room and Higuma at Cafe Oto, Lüüp, Meg Baird, Mariee Sioux, Ilya Monosov, Larkin Grimm, Julia Kent and more.
Morningtide – Está Vivo
The Deer Convention – Hélène Renaut
Bird – Ilya Monosov
He is Hanging By His Shiny Arms – Jozef Van Wissem feat. Jim Jarmusch
Las Tres Hojas – Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band
Josephine – Emma Gatrill
Pay Day – John Fairhurst
Paradise and So Many Colors – Larkin Grimm
La joueuse de flûte – Ödland
Mrs Magpie – Minko
Careless Love – Arborea
Gaia and the Shepherd – Bethany van Rijswijk
Love’s Spring – Two Wings
Animal – FESTIVAL
Horse Heart – Lüüp
A Spire – Julia Kent
Mother’s Blessing – Maria Pugnetti
Ghosts in My Heart – Mariee Sioux
False Intent – Slipt from the Blockhouse feat. Emma Gatrill
Edited by Martin Bax since 1959 and publishing everyone from B S Johnson, JG Ballard and Carol Ann Duffy to Fleur Adock, Geoff Nicholson and Jonathan Lethem, Ambit is perfect for anyone looking for lively and compelling poetry, fiction and art from a spirited mix of writers.
Wistbook 009 / Edition series. 100 / Format. 3″cd and novella…
A murder mystery by one of today’s finest crime writers, “Jigokuhen” takes place in a declining coastal city whose once thriving harbours and shipyards now house a shadowy criminal underworld. Drawn into this world when the son of the city’s mayor is killed, a jaded middle-aged detective finds himself distracted by a beautiful unemployed dockworker who spends each day walking aimlessly along the shore, and whose mysterious past may just hold the key to solving the crime. Throughout the novella, these two characters act as allegories of the dingy concrete metropolis and the wild untamed sea that borders it, City and Nature constantly approaching and withdrawing. The plot reaches a climax with a shootout in a warehouse, but the action plays second fiddle to the relationship between the detective and the dockworker, which remains ambivalent and by the end of the novel remains unresolved. Quiet, yet intensely evocative, “Jigokuhen” is a literary tour de force.
Each issue has around 168 pages and includes high-quality colour reproductions of the artists’ work.
Issue 26 looks at questions of pedagogy, such as gallery education, Godard’s didacticism, Lina Bo Bardi’s exhibition displays, and through the artists Catherine Sullivan, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina and Group Material. Accompanying texts look at Hans Eijkelboom, theorisations of the event and the current Moscow art scene.