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

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