Beautiful literary based art video

From my mum. https://youtu.be/NOsSYpr3bl8 Which is your favourite? This was published on the 13th of August and is a production of the municipal library ‘Mateo Garcìa’, which I think is in Murcia, Spain. Isn’t it wonderful to see how libraries across the world are continuing to engage and capture our minds, despite “all this...currently going … Continue reading Beautiful literary based art video

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

Quarantine through Art

My mum just sent me this and I think it’s brilliant! Hope you enjoy. And which painting do you particularly click with during this? I reckon I’m week 3 😂 No idea who produced this (will google later) but wanted to share ASAP.

Valley of Plenty – Hand Washing Guide

Here’s the video in case you need a sound guide https://youtu.be/hqbS7O9qIXE When a humble bardGraced a ride alongWith Geralt of RiviaAlong came this song From when the White Wolf foughtA silver-tongued devilHis army of elvesAt his hooves did they revel They came after meWith masterful deceitBroke down my luteAnd they kicked in my teethWhile the … Continue reading Valley of Plenty – Hand Washing Guide

Harrogate – Agatha Christie

FINALLY managed to visit The Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate a few weekends back. For Agatha Christie fans - this is the location of her mysterious ‘disappearance’ back in 1926 for 11 days. For a fuller version of the story, click HERE The story goes that in late 1926, Agatha’s husband Archie revealed that he … Continue reading Harrogate – Agatha Christie

NOTE – Rearranged White Swan Book Club due to the weather

Due to Storm Ciara, I’ve decided to rearranged our #LBCWSwan. No point in people travelling unnecessarily while the winds are up! Instead of meeting tonight, we will meet next Sunday, the 16th to discuss Melmoth by Sarah Perry.

Irish Eyes – Poets and Writers

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

FILM – Alive Inside

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

Reminder – White Swan Book Club is next week

Not tonight. This is to facilitate New Years and getting back into the swing of things!

PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century

Spotted these on the Guardian - HERE - and had to look them up. Douglas Coupland - do visit his website, it's a bit of a delight - is a Canadian author, designer and artist that I've been semi-aware of for years (he wrote Generation X: Tales for an accelerated Culture, JPod and Highly Inappropriate … Continue reading PICTURES – Douglas Coupland – Slogans for the 21st Century