The Edinburgh Festivals 2021 - new blog

August 9, 2021
Writer Nick Hennegan is at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, just for a week - a different experience after the last few, full on years. Follow him on our new website -  Bohemian Britain


London. It’s about community, stupid! (Leave your baseball bat at home…!)

June 29, 2021

Love of the common people. Some of the team behind the Fitzrovia Arts Festival.

Full disclosure. I’m from Birmingham. And I love Britain’s Second City. But I’ve been flirting with London for nearly 40 years and I’ve been here full-time for over 15 years. When I first came to live in London – south of the river – I travelled with a baseball bat for security. Now this might sound extreme, but remember, no one from my family had ever been further from Brum than Wales for summer holida...

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Virginia Woolf: writing death and illness into the national story of post-first world war Britain.

March 27, 2021

Another interesting piece from The Conversation, by Jess Cotton, Lecturer at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

Illness, unlike war, as English academic and writer Elizabeth Outka brilliantly demonstrates in her book Viral Modernism(2019), is a story that easily slips out of cultural and historical memory.

In illness, the modernist writer Virginia Woolf observed, “We cease to be soldiers in the army of the upright; we become deserters.” Woolf, writing i...

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Five tourist trips in England inspired by classic novels

March 23, 2021

As you know, we're writers and artists ourselves and crazy about our little bit of England and its literature. We've a books list on this website, but we really loved this blog in The Conversation by Heather Green, a PhD Candidate, Literary Heritage at Nottingham Trent University, who works for Wirksworth Heritage Centre.

Some books can really bring to life the place in which they’re set. Their words knit together in such a way that whole landscapes or entire floorplans of buildings you’ve...

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We're back... sort of!

March 20, 2021
Although we're in Lockdown No 3 in England and it's been worse than the others... mainly because it's winter and the weather is miserable.. we're having GREAT fun with our online tour and quiz. Check us out, as the kids say...
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About Us

Nick Hennegan Hello. I'm Nick Hennegan and I started the London Literary Pub Crawl. Most of the blogs on here will be by me. I've always written but my first theatrical success was an adaptation of Shakespeare's 'Henry V' ( I founded Maverick Theatre in 1994. ( This pub crawl is really more a promenade theatre performance than a tour and I'm running it with a bunch of enthusiastic local actors and writers. I love sharing my passion for the area and the artists. I also present a radio show on Resonance 104.4fm - London's Arts Station and a podcast on our site. If you haven't visited us in London yet, I hope you'll come soon. Have a look at my new site, And feel free to leave comments or email me at nick @ - I reply to them all and I love to hear from you.


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