POEM – I’m so Black – R.J. Wright & Xach Blunt

Originally published in 2017 by Write About Now (WAN) on YouTube, but I’ve only discovered it today. https://youtu.be/-yjXRm1yLQg Visit the WAN website - I’ve linked to their statement on Black Lives Matter here.

Signal for Help – Domestic Violence Support

I just spotted this PSA on instagram this morning. The Canadian Women's Foundation provides support and advice to women in Canada. At the beginning of Lockdown; they released the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUJV-9wvdB8 Isolation can increase the risk of violence at home. If this is the case for you, use this signal on a video call … Continue reading Signal for Help – Domestic Violence Support

POEM – You don’t get to be racist and Irish – Imelda May

Imelda May has written a poem about the times we are living in, recently released on the RTE website. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2589654271286177

Douglas Coupland article on the guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/29/i-miss-my-pre-internet-brain-slogans-coronavirus-douglas-couplandDouglas Coupland article on the guardian

Happy Towel Day

A bit of history from Wikipedia - Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and … Continue reading Happy Towel Day

POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

No idea why this has popped into my head. Nope. Not a clue. [Pssst - this is the Eliot with the super famous last line!] The Son Of Man - René Magritte The Hollow Men Mistah Kurtz-he dead            A penny for the Old Guy I     We are the … Continue reading POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

Kirkstall Book Box

Spotted near where I live, another literary neighbour! I haven’t asked but I presume it’s a take one leave one deal. I’ve left a few and taken one so I hope that’s right!

LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

Am hugely excited to see that Andy Serkis will be reading The Hobbit to fundraise for the NHS Charities Together and Best Beginning charity. The live stream will start at 10am tomorrow (Friday the 8th May). The live-stream link will be posted on the GoFundMe page on Friday morning. So many of us are struggling … Continue reading LOCKDOWN – Andy Serkis live reading The Hobbit!

Good Omens Lockdown

Good Omens is 30 years old as of May 1st. Happy Birthday Book! Neil Gaiman has released a little treat, featuring our favourite Angel and Demon besties, via the Terry Pratchett YouTube channel (sweet touch). https://youtu.be/quSXoj8Kob0

CHEER – Animals of the World…in our world!

My dad just sent me this and I love it! Across the world, as people are isolating, nature is...not! Hard to pick a favourite here, though the monkey bombing into a pool is very fun!