PODCAST – Feb 2018 – This month, I have mostly been reading…

Join Jess (@BookElfLeeds) and myself for a meander through our February reads. Books discussed (in detail) Dream Lake by Lisa Klepas The Master and Margarita - Mikhail Bulgakov Seasons of my Life - Hannah Hauxwell His Dark Materials Trilogy and the Book of Dust - Philip Pullman Jamaica Inn - Daphne du Maurier (where we … Continue reading PODCAST – Feb 2018 – This month, I have mostly been reading…

Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!

Our good friend and Eagle Owl @BookElfLeeds is raising money for her Brownies. Here's why When we asked our Brownies what they really wanted to do this year, they told us they wanted to visit London. We're a Leeds Brownie unit, based in LS4/LS6, for whom money is tight, and we'd love to give our … Continue reading Help fund the 10th Leeds Brownies trip to London!

No Man’s Land at Sheffield Lyceum

Or ' that time I saw Magneto and Cap't Picard on stage together' No Man's Land blurb Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the UK stage in Sean Mathias’ acclaimed production of No Man’s Land, one of the most brilliantly entertaining plays by Nobel Prize laureateHarold Pinter. One summer’s evening, two ageing … Continue reading No Man’s Land at Sheffield Lyceum

PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club

Recently I received an email from Open Letters - letting us know about their upcoming event. We both attended MINIcine at few months back for Never Let Me Go, so they immediately thought of book club when laundching their own literary based event! Looks like it could be a giggle - do report back if … Continue reading PROMO – Open Letters at Hyde Park Book Club

Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis

As many of you know, Leeds Book Club just wouldn't work without the effervescent Helen - she runs LBC Puffins, co-hosts LBC White Swan and is up for each and every reading challenge (that orientates around books for younger people). Frankly I don't know how she does it - she's a tireless wonder and source … Continue reading Support the Puffin’ Puffin – Run for Cystic Fibrosis

PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale of love, loss and hidden truths, Kathy (Carey Mulligan), Tommy (Andrew Garfield) and Ruth (Keira Knightley) live in a world and a time that … Continue reading PODCAST – Never Let Me Go – with MINIcine

MINICINE – Never Let Me Go

Date:    27th February 2016 Time:   4pm Venue: The Arch Cafe, LS2 8JA Book:   Online Ticket Office Cost:   £5 Tweet: @MinicineYorks NEVER LET ME GO From MINICINE Director Mark Romanek and writer Alex Garland (Ex Machina) bring Kazuo Ishiguro’s (‘The Remains of the Day’) hauntingly poignant and emotional story to the screen. In this remarkable tale … Continue reading MINICINE – Never Let Me Go

PODCAST – Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

This year, @BookElfLeeds and I decided to reignite our reading groove thaing by completing a reading challenge. We found this awesome list by Modern Mrs Darcy - and already we're inspired! Click below to hear us discuss the challenge and why we're participating; our book choices; our continuing and lasting love of libraries; random thoughts on such … Continue reading PODCAST – Modern Mrs Darcy 2016 Reading Challenge

INTERVIEW with Minicine

Recently I headed down to the beautiful Armley Mills Industrial Museum to have a  natter with the fabulously funny Minicine team - Woody and Abi. As regular readers will know, I'm a long time supporter of Minicine, but only recently attended one of their screenings (check out my review for Westwood HERE and Wayne's World HERE), who are … Continue reading INTERVIEW with Minicine

LBC Medusa – Black Diamonds – Write Up

LBC Medusa    Date:  Wednesday 12th of August 2015 Time:  7:30pm Address: 8-10 Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds  Discussing:  BLACK DIAMONDS CATHERINE BAILEY Huge thanks to Simon (@srjf) for the write up! You can read more of his blog HERE! BLURB Wentworth is in Yorkshire and was surrounded by 70 collieries employing tens of thousands of men. It is … Continue reading LBC Medusa – Black Diamonds – Write Up