On a recent trip home, I popped into the National Library and spotted this beauty. The painting is by the Danish artist, Claus Havemann. He has worked out of a studio in Cork for almost forty years. Who's who? The writers and poets shown in the painting: Samuel Beckett, Molly Keane, James Joyce, Seamus Heaney, … Continue reading Irish Eyes – Poets and Writers
Did you know that 850000 people in the UK are living with a form of Dementia? And that's due to rise to 1 million by 2020, increasing to 2 million by 2050? Because - while I was aware that the numbers are high and that we're an aging population - I hadn't joined up the … Continue reading FILM – Alive Inside
Not tonight. This is to facilitate New Years and getting back into the swing of things!
Well played Easons
My mum pointed out to me a new feature in here little reading nook - a library chair. So called because it serves two vital functions - it provides a little step ladder, for those hard to reach books... Here's a sexy side view... And by folding it over, you get a chair to read … Continue reading The Library Chair
Last year (like a fortnight ago but it's fun to say), @BookElfLeeds told me that she'd watched the first episode of the Witcher series on Netflix and thought it was a very 'me' show. https://youtu.be/ndl1W4ltcmg Two days later, I'd finished the entire eight episodes. What can I say - the Elf knows me very well! … Continue reading The Witcher – The Last Wish
2020 marks 10 years of Leeds Book Club. In that time, we have read some 380-odd books together, and met up roughly 360 times*. There have been cakes, podcasts, songs, films, comics, themes, an accidental incest year (in fiction, people!), utterly inappropriate choices, the best and the worst book I've ever read (not the same … Continue reading Happy 2020!
It's later than you think 😉 https://youtu.be/64tktZbEmmQ
Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it! And that Father Christmas has delivered lots of stories for you! Books, ebooks, plays, poetry, films, audiobooks - stories one and all! Hope that you've all had a wonderful day and that 2020 is a terrific adventure for you!
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’