AUDIO – Fergal Keane reads from Benedictus

BBC Correspondent Fergal Keane has posted an audio clip of him reading a verse that gives him hope. From Benedictus, a book of blessing by John O’Donohue. This is the time to be slow,Lie low to the wallUntil the bitter weather passes. Try, as best you can, not to letThe wire brush of doubtScrape from your … Continue reading AUDIO – Fergal Keane reads from Benedictus

KIRKSTALL – Free Books

One of the neighbours on my street has popped out a table with a load of free books and an invite to a community WhatsApp group. A very sweet and lovely way to spread cheer and community spirit, while maintaining a distance. 👍

Have a chuckle

My mum just sent me the attached, by Iranian actor, Instagram influence and cheer-er upper @Danial_Kheirikhah and it made me laugh out loud! Incredibly expressive face!

Book Club Meet Up’s Cancelled for April and May

Hi everyone, So it's not going to come as a shock that with the country in lockdown, we won't be meeting up for the next few months, face to face for our book clubs. That doesn't mean that we can't read and discuss the books that we've picked - just that we will have to … Continue reading Book Club Meet Up’s Cancelled for April and May


Our #LBC3Reads club meets Saturday, at 12:30pm, at @cafe164 Our 2020 theme is ‘Three Crime Greats’ 18/04 - The Wheel Spins - Ethel Lina White18/07 - And there were none - Agatha Christie17/10 - Strong Poison - Dorothy L Sayers

Valley of Plenty – Hand Washing Guide

Here’s the video in case you need a sound guide When a humble bardGraced a ride alongWith Geralt of RiviaAlong came this song From when the White Wolf foughtA silver-tongued devilHis army of elvesAt his hooves did they revel They came after meWith masterful deceitBroke down my luteAnd they kicked in my teethWhile the … Continue reading Valley of Plenty – Hand Washing Guide

LBC Horsforth – Date Change

LBCHorsforth is making a change! We’re still meeting on a Wednesday, at 7:30pm in @oldkingsarmspub But from May, we’ll be meeting up on the last Wednesday of the month So our Upcoming Dates and choices are: 08 April - Normal People - Sally Rooney27 May - Boxy an Star - Darren King24 June - Witchmark … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Date Change

LBC White Swan – UnChoices from our March meeting

So for next month, we will be reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton Other books that were in the mix, but didn’t get pulled out of the helmet include: All Tomorrow’s Parties - William Gibson How We Disappeared - Jing Jing Lee Leonard and Hungry Paul - Rónán Hession Autonomous - Annalee Newitz Wilding - … Continue reading LBC White Swan – UnChoices from our March meeting

Happy St David’s Day!

THEATRE – Insane Animals @HOME_mcr

Based on fiction. Inspired by facts. Written in lipstick. Held together by hairspray. Just in from an incredible theatrical spectacular - Insane Animals by Bourgeois and Maurice. This was my first experience of Bourgeois (George Hayworth) and Maurice (Liv Morris) - a sibling set of trendsetting aliens from a planet you won’t have heard of … Continue reading THEATRE – Insane Animals @HOME_mcr