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

Literary Collective Nouns

Spotted on Twitter and love it!

Leeds – Laser Light City

Leeds is a city that loves to shine. For the past 16 years, for two nights in October - just as the long dark settles upon us - Leeds has celebrated Art in the Dark. Spirit Owl - Graham Fotherby 2019 Indoor and outdoor locations across the city are opened up and transformed. Artworks, installations, … Continue reading Leeds – Laser Light City

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.

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

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