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Issue 14 is back from the printers and will be launched on Sunday 30th April. There are still some tickets available for the launch if you’d like to join us there.  We are very excited about the new magazine which boasts an array of inspiring work from talented authors, poets and artists, along with a glowing Foreword by novelist and poet Wayne Price, and the artist’s personal inspiration for the cover image.

Front cover of Issue 14

We are honoured to have been gifted use of an image by prize-winning artist Tom Hammick for this edition’s front cover. The cover is based on the print Violetta and Alfredo’s Escape which was inspired by the artist’s time in residence at English National Opera (ENO). Tom Hammick won the 2016 V&A Prize at the International Print Biennale and his work is on display in major public and corporate collections. Based in Southern England, he is also printing new editions at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen, where he was Artist-in-Residence in 2016.

Issue 14 will be in our retail outlets from 1 May and is available to pre-order online now.

While waiting for POTB14, why not browse through previous editions of the magazine. Issues 9 – 12 can be read in full online and all are available for purchase through our online shop.

An image from Issue 13


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