My cousin shared this on Instagram and I love it! In fact I’ve some books to return to the library this week!
Leeds Pictures – local artist raising money for charity
This week, I went looking for artwork orientated in Leeds. Mike Sells Though I had no particular image in mind, I was determined to find something striking and very Leeds based for my brothers birthday. He had lived here for a few years before returning to ‘the mother country’. Also, I really wanted to support … Continue reading Leeds Pictures – local artist raising money for charity
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
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
10 Poems for Kindness
For my birthday this year, a friend sent me this book as an alternative to a card. Collated by Jackie Kay, this book is dedicated to Felix, a young man (boy) who ended his life at 17 as a result of bullying. Each poem covers a different aspect of kindness with the fundamental theme threaded … Continue reading 10 Poems for Kindness
RECITATION – Do not go gentle
Michael Sheen recites Dylan Thomas’ poem ‘Do not go gentle into that good night’ as part of the reopening of the National Theatre. https://youtu.be/w-sM-t1KI_Y #BackOnStage
PSA – 2021 Census
How to fill in the 2021 Census if you are closeted. If you want to fill in questions about gender identity, sexual orientation or religion without other household members finding out, it is very simple. Go census.gov.uk and click ‘start census’ Find and follow the link that says ‘need to answer separately from your household?’ … Continue reading PSA – 2021 Census
Literary Collective Nouns
Spotted on Twitter and love it!
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!