DATE CHANGE!!! – LBCHorsforth now on 22nd

Tonight's book club has been postponed due to ... well, all sorts of excellent and valid reasons. Certainly not that we were collectively caught on the hop by it being on the 8th - technically the second Wednesday of the month... but feels earlier! Join us on Date - Wednesday 22nd of SeptemberTime - 7:30pmVenue … Continue reading DATE CHANGE!!! – LBCHorsforth now on 22nd

Elvis McGonegal

Am just listening to BBC Radio 4 and heard this phenomenal voice read out THE poem of the lockdown era - it certainly has spoken to me! The show is My Name Is… My Name Is Elvis Elvis lives in Stroud in Gloucestershire. He makes a living performing poems to a paying audience who sometimes … Continue reading Elvis McGonegal

The Women of Troy by Pat Barker review – a Troy story for the sisterhood | Pat Barker | The Guardian

Moving from Homer to Virgil, Pat Barker’s second feminist reboot of the classics is a stirring adventure set amid a misogynist dystopia — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/aug/22/the-women-of-troy-by-pat-barker-review-a-troy-story-for-the-sisterhood Ooooh this looks good!

September Book Club choices

Hello! Here are our three books for September! 08-09 - Piranesi - Susanna Clarke - LBC Horsforth 12-09 - Project Hail Mary - Andy Weir - LBC White Swan18-09 - Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day – Winifred Watson - LBC 3 Reads

Book Box – Geashill Style

So, if any of the Leeds crew are travelling in the midlands (of Ireland), do have a peek in old telephone (telefón) boxes. Artwork is from the children at the Geashill National School Every now and again, you’ll find magic within! (And if you were wondering, this is what it looked like pre-magic! Geashill is … Continue reading Book Box – Geashill Style

That bodes well

Am now reading LBC White Swans choice for Sunday - Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart. Which I promptly announced on Twitter. Brace! 😬😬😬😬😬

Jan Dean performs ‘A Mother’s Confession’

This is poetry at its best! I’m not even a parent and I can relate! And the glee! Oh how wonderful! https://youtu.be/maoKbSHB-0M

Lesbian Cowboy Joke

Spotted this on twitter and unsure who the credit goes to but this made me chuckle. An old cowboy sat down at the bar and ordered a drink. As he sat sipping his drink, a young woman sat down next to him. She turned to the cowboy and asked, “Are you a real cowboy?”He replied, … Continue reading Lesbian Cowboy Joke

LBC Horsforth – UN criticises UK for failure to redress colonial-era landgrab in Kenya

This might be of interest to the Horsforth group that have readThe History Thieves In a new report the UN has demanded that the British government must now provide responses and settle the matter with the victims, many of whom are still alive. The rapporteurs specifically expressed concern about failures to adopt measures to establish … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – UN criticises UK for failure to redress colonial-era landgrab in Kenya

ART – Bill Murray reveals the painting that saved his life

This video has been doing the rounds on social media and is just lovely. Bill Murray tells a story at the Press Conference for George Clooney,'s The Monuments Men about how art saved his life when he was first starting out as a comedian on a cold Chicago evening. George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, … Continue reading ART – Bill Murray reveals the painting that saved his life