Lockdown Reads

Have decided to try and learn some poems By Heart so have finally opened my long owned, never read copy of this: By Heart 101 Poems to Remember. Introduction by Ted Hughes I don’t expect to learn a poem a day, but I’m loving the selection so far. Besides, with all the politicians saying lockdown … Continue reading Lockdown Reads

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

Happy Towel Day

A bit of history from Wikipedia - Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and … Continue reading Happy Towel Day

POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

No idea why this has popped into my head. Nope. Not a clue. [Pssst - this is the Eliot with the super famous last line!] The Son Of Man - René Magritte The Hollow Men Mistah Kurtz-he dead            A penny for the Old Guy I     We are the … Continue reading POEM – The Hollow Men – T. S. Eliot

LBC3READS

Our #LBC3Reads club meets Saturday, at 12:30pm, at @cafe164 Our 2020 theme is ‘Three Crime Greats’ 18/04 - The Wheel Spins - Ethel Lina White18/07 - And there were none - Agatha Christie17/10 - Strong Poison - Dorothy L Sayers

LBC Horsforth – Date Change

LBCHorsforth is making a change! We’re still meeting on a Wednesday, at 7:30pm in @oldkingsarmspub But from May, we’ll be meeting up on the last Wednesday of the month So our Upcoming Dates and choices are: 08 April - Normal People - Sally Rooney27 May - Boxy an Star - Darren King24 June - Witchmark … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Date Change

THEATRE – Insane Animals @HOME_mcr

Based on fiction. Inspired by facts. Written in lipstick. Held together by hairspray. Just in from an incredible theatrical spectacular - Insane Animals by Bourgeois and Maurice. This was my first experience of Bourgeois (George Hayworth) and Maurice (Liv Morris) - a sibling set of trendsetting aliens from a planet you won’t have heard of … Continue reading THEATRE – Insane Animals @HOME_mcr

#NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern) has been recommended to me by a few friends - and repeatedly by @Scampykat. So in my ‘week off’ from book club choices, I’ve decided to give this a go. A second hand copy conveniently appeared in a charity shop window (score!) so it feels like fate...magic perhaps 😉 The … Continue reading #NowReading – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

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

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