LBC Reads for March

Can't believe we're into the March reading cycle already - and this brings us full circle - twill be a year to the month that we went online for our book clubbing shenanigans. Although I am very excited about the prospect of getting a vaccine (HUZZAH!) and opening up, I'm fairly certain that the next … Continue reading LBC Reads for March

Literary Collective Nouns

Spotted on Twitter and love it!

My boss just posted this fascinating piece about the British Hierarchy of Needs

While I don't agree with every aspect of it, it certainly does *feel* true for me. I mean, OBVIOUSLY I'm a coffee person...but otherwise...

EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

Huddersfield Literary Festival has booked in Johny Pitts for a free event discussing his book Afropean - Notes from Black Europe. I've not read this yet but have heard that it’s a great book, which will be of interest to all, but particularly students interested in photography and social sciences courses. Afropean also won the … Continue reading EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

EVENT – Celebrating Andrea Levy

The British Library is partnering with Leeds Lit Fest next month to run a free panel discussion celebrating the life and work of Andrea Levy. When - 4 March Cost - Free online event! More info and booking link - HERETimes - 6:30pm - 7:30pm A free online event from the British Library Part of … Continue reading EVENT – Celebrating Andrea Levy

POEM – Still – Felicia Olusanya

This is so powerful. Nigerian Irish poet Felicia Olusanya (@FeliSpeaks) wrote this to mark the victims from covid. https://youtu.be/ChMfddNB0HQ Gives you shivers, doesn't it? I first encountered this via twitter when Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall read it, which is a very different, but still wonderful experience. https://twitter.com/IrelandEmbUSA/status/1356670848241909760?s=20

POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

My mum sent this onto me this morning and I think it's absolutely magical! https://youtu.be/kL1YHXwGThs To celebrate St. Brigid's Day 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, have collaborated on ‘Three Poems for Brigid’, a series of three short online films. Each film showcases a poet and a spoken … Continue reading POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Brigid Eve Tradition

Ok – I know that it’s a little late in the day, but I’ve got a little job for you. Grab a hanky or a scarf and your coat, because my mother just sent…A Brigid Eve Tradition There’s still time!!! But not much!

LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don't have much time this month (due to the date change) - you'll be delighted to know that it's a novella! This Census-Taker - China Mieville In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

Digital Detox – Getting Started

I mentioned earlier this week that I was starting to get organised for my Digital Detox. It’s incredibly frustrating to want to break a bad habit and…Digital Detox – Getting Started New Years resolution... from 2018...but still! On it!