Launched in January 2017, culturised is an online arts platform which aims to combine intellectually provocative essays with up-to-date event information about cultural events that are either in, or accessible from London. We believe there are enough reviews in this world, so our events coverage takes the form of pieces that are both reflective and descriptive. We have chosen this style so that our readers can make up their own minds. culturised aspires to be an inclusive space that encourages people to engage with the current cultural scene, rather than prescribes that they do so.

Alongside our events coverage, we publish longer pieces that fall into a category we have termed “Alternative Academia”. We encourage writers to produce in-depth analyses of subjects that are often deemed unworthy of academic institutions, and by doing so to make academic writing more engaging both to read and to write. Alex Hackitt-Anwyl one of the original co-founders of the site came up with the inspiration for the site during her time as an undergraduate at the University of York when she organised a lecture series in which academics could give lectures on their “guilty pleasure”. This resulted in packed-out academic lectures on topics ranging from Monty Python to Godzilla. Our endeavour is to promote and celebrate interesting academic work about the wacky, weird, and wonderful; crossing disciplines and time periods. Stemming from passion for the arts and humanities, we seek to publish accessible work for everyone to enjoy.

Co-founded by Alex Hackitt-Anwyl and Max Adams (left in October 2017) our 50+ team covers nearly all continents with editors and writers from Chile to Chicago, Manchester to Melbourne. Our writers are based in all corners of the globe and from all different professions and disciplines including academics, postgraduates, teachers, researchers, artists, and scientists. The technical parts of our site are handled by Dance Horizons. 

We are always looking for writers to join our team. If you are interested we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email at

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