Dates for 2019 (I know, I know…but it’s official now!)

LBC 3 Reads 19th January - Winter by Ali Smith 20th April - TBA 20th July - TBA 19th October - TBA LBC Horsforth 23rd January - Big Little Lies - Liane Moriarty 13th February - TBA 13th March - TBA 10th April - TBA 8th May - TBA 12th June - TBA 10th July … Continue reading Dates for 2019 (I know, I know…but it’s official now!)

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LINK- Poet laureate writes sonnet for Armistice Day centenary events

Incredibly moving poem, published in the Guardian today. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a powerful and evocative piece on the legacy and effects of the Great War. Please click here to read 'A Wound in Time' - a poem commissioned by Danny Boyle. Danny Boyle's Armistice Day centenary event is called Pages of the Sea … Continue reading LINK- Poet laureate writes sonnet for Armistice Day centenary events

DATE CHANGE (AGAIN) – LBC Horsforth

After consulting the #LBCHorsforth crew, it was discovered that this week wasn't going to work. Please join us next week to discuss - Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor  Wednesday 25th of July 7.30pm - 9.30pm The Black Bull, Horsforth

LBC Horsforth – DATE CHANGE

Morning All, Apparently, there's some sort of sporting event taking place tomorrow evening (semi-finals of the World Cup - CRO vs ENG at 7pm). Rather than compete with the footie fans; a date change is in order! Please join us next week to discuss - Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor  Wednesday 18th of July 7.30pm … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – DATE CHANGE

POETRY – My Ireland by Steven James Smith

https://youtu.be/lb8gNQP5fiw I've just been introduced to the poetry of Steven James Smith (@SJSWords), a Dublin born poet and playwrite. This poem was commissioned last year by the St Patrick's Festival, who wanted something new that would celebrate and reflect the Ireland of today. This must have exceeded their wildest dreams! The piece is incredibly relatable … Continue reading POETRY – My Ireland by Steven James Smith

2 minute review – Reni Eddo-Lodge – Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

A number of years ago, I watched a Ted Talk that discussed where the societal responsibility of gender related violence (sexual assault, domestic violence, relationship abuse, sexual harassment, sexual abuse of children) rested. Regardless of those subjected to abuse - men, women or children - the perpetrators were overwhelmingly male, leading Jackson Katz to posit that gender … Continue reading 2 minute review – Reni Eddo-Lodge – Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

TRAILER – The City and The City

We've recently read China Mieville's The City and The City for not one but two book clubs this year and were absolutely thrilled by it. I podcast about it in January, before suggesting it to the Book Elf (@bookelfleeds) who mentioned it during our February podcast - and she's now passed it onto the Silent … Continue reading TRAILER – The City and The City