Showcase


Lamplight Press are passionate believers in giving creative talents a platform to showcase their work. We want to support and publicise new, talented writers and artists who are still in the process of finding their voice and learning their craft. 

 

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May 2015

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Artwork inspired by The Grand Budapest Hotel

Illustrator: Kevin Li

Easter 2015

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Loughborough Children's Literature

Illustrator: Rupert Ibbotson


The centenary of Ladybird books was recently celebrated in Loughborough - the very first Ladybird book was published by Wills & Hepworth right here in Loughborough in 1915! So here is an illustration to capture the spirit of children's literature.

February 2015

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Film review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Author: Jade Ledingham 

Illustrator: Eireni Moutossi

Although I hadn't read any of the ‘Fifty Shades’ book series before I went to see the film, I vaguely knew what is was about after witnessing almost every girl/woman on public transport reading them. I got a little curious to know what the obsession was. Now I slightly understand. 


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January 2015

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May the exam questions be ever in your favour?

Author: Samantha Warburton 

Illustrator: Jade Ledingham

 

 

The end is in sight as students desperately fight for space in the library.

Some have fallen (asleep at their desks).

Others edge towards the cornucopia of energy drinks and sugary snacks to survive the exam period...

 

 

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Musical Colours

Author: Graham Lund

 


A Little Green

 

and Blue.

 

Notes, words,

 

heard through an open window

 

the guitar and voice of Joni,

 

her poetry pressed in vinyl

 

played and sung on early summer’s hill,

 

gifted time forming memories deep

 

in painted colours, musical images enjoyed

 

as we sit where trees make for shaded talk

 

of life, promises and dreams

 

 of time to come beyond this our campus home

 

where the blossoming flower of experience

 

notes the way with marks of ink,

 

by Degree...

 



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Seraph

Author: Phil Emery 

 


EARLY MORNING IN A FOREST. 

                     SOMEONE WALKS THROUGH IT.

 

SERAPH:              (internal monologue) Folk adage:

                     'Laugh loudly so you don't hear

                     the world dying.'   That's an

                     early one according to sources.

                     Just a few generations after the

                     sun began to go red giant. 

                     Pretty useless advice even then.

 

                     SHE WHISTLES TO HERSELF AS SHE

                     KEEPS WALKING.   TWO VOICES,

                     YOUNG MEN,  IN THE DISTANCE. 

                     ONE IS LAUGHING.   CUT TO THE

                     TWO MEN.

 

MUGGER:              Come on,  farm-boy,  give.   You

                     must have something.   Nobody's

                     stupid enough to travel this

                     forest without something to buy

                     their safety.  



 

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