ART – Mary Sibande at Sometset House – ‘I Come Apart at the Seams’

Last weekend, I went down to London, in part to visit the 24/7 exhibition at Somerset House. It was really enjoyable (and will likely be blogged about later this week :D). After we had worked our way through 24/7, I spotted the poster to the left - Mary Sibande - a South African sculpture, artist, … Continue reading ART – Mary Sibande at Sometset House – ‘I Come Apart at the Seams’

2020 Reads

I'm a little stunned that we're picking books for 2020...the future is now! And slightly less cool than I was expecting 😀 Anyhoo, we have our January books picked and I wanted to share them ASAP - partly to give the regulars a heads up as to what we're reading for when, but also to … Continue reading 2020 Reads

The Brontë Parsonage

This week, I have a friend from home visiting. We are both avid readers (in fact Laini has blogged for LBC in the past) and have a particular soft spot for the wild gothic stories drawn up by Charlotte, Emily and Anne. Visiting the place that kindled their imaginations and provided the backdrop for their … Continue reading The Brontë Parsonage

PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

Spotted these on the Guardian - HERE - and had to look them up. Douglas Coupland - do visit his website, it's a bit of a delight - is a Canadian author, designer and artist that I've been semi-aware of for years (he wrote Generation X: Tales for an accelerated Culture, JPod and Highly Inappropriate … Continue reading PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

BLOG – La Bohème

BLOG – La Bohème https://drneevil.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/blog-la-boheme/ — Read on drneevil.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/blog-la-boheme/ A theatre review on my other site

This months book choices

LBC Horsforth - 7.30pm @ The Old Kings Arms 9th October - Annihilation - Jeff Vandermeer LBC White Swan - 6pm @ White Swan Leeds 13th October - Educated - Tara Westover LBC 3 Reads (NEW PICK!) - 11.30am @ Cafe164 18th October - Hagseed - Margaret Atwood

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year is 'Truth' No Second Troy BY William Butler Yeats Why should I blame her that she filled my days  With misery, or that she would of late  Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,  Or hurled the little streets upon the great,  Had they but courage equal to desire?  What … Continue reading National Poetry Day

Little Free Library in Leeds Dock

This evening, while out walking through Leeds Dock, I came across this very sweet little free library! I got so giddy to see 'Take a Book, Leave a Book' that I completely botched the picture of that sign. 🙄 And it looks to be well stocked! Huzzah for literary Leeds!

LBC3Reads – Change of Plan

We chose our books for LBC3Reads at the beginning of the year. By October, we thought/hoped that the political situation in the UK would have stabilised somewhat. However...it...hasn't. So, it felt like Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle was just a little too...painful to read at the moment. Ditto Margsaret Atwood's The Testament … Continue reading LBC3Reads – Change of Plan

Climate Change – what can you do?

http://www.youtube.com/watch "We are living in the beginning of a mass #extinction. Our #climate is breaking down." @GretaThunberg "#Nature is a tool we can use to repair our broken climate." @GeorgeMonbiot But 1000x more is spent on fossil fuel subsidies than #NatureBasedSolutions