EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean

Huddersfield Literary Festival has booked in Johny Pitts for a free event discussing his book Afropean - Notes from Black Europe. I've not read this yet but have heard that it’s a great book, which will be of interest to all, but particularly students interested in photography and social sciences courses. Afropean also won the … Continue reading EVENT – Online talk – Johny Pitts – Afropean


POEM – Still – Felicia Olusanya

This is so powerful. Nigerian Irish poet Felicia Olusanya (@FeliSpeaks) wrote this to mark the victims from covid. https://youtu.be/ChMfddNB0HQ Gives you shivers, doesn't it? I first encountered this via twitter when Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall read it, which is a very different, but still wonderful experience. https://twitter.com/IrelandEmbUSA/status/1356670848241909760?s=20

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!

LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

As we don't have much time this month (due to the date change) - you'll be delighted to know that it's a novella! This Census-Taker - China Mieville In a remote house on a hilltop, a lonely boy witnesses a profoundly traumatic event. He tries and fails to flee. Left alone with his increasingly deranged … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Book Choice for February

Provisional Score for LBC Horsforth

Great chat tonight - out prosit all score is ... 8

#Now(Panic)Reading – Celestial Bodies for LBC Horsforth

I’ve still got 40% to go! And it’s tomorrow! And it’s not even that long, it’s just a little more involved that my brain can cope with at the moment!

Admin Day

It’s been a deliciously productive day behind the scenes...but it’s not super interesting to anyone else. Going to read another chapter of Celestial Bodies for #LBCHorsforth then likely re-watch the Eurovision film for a relax, singalong and happy sob. https://youtu.be/7q6Co-nd0lM This is such a silly, happy homage to Eurovision and I really enjoyed it. In … Continue reading Admin Day

POEM – The Cure at Troy – Seamus Heaney

Recited at Joe Biden’s Inauguration by Lin-Manuel Miranda. https://youtu.be/oboEYDAc9DE Verses from The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney    Human beings suffer They torture one another, They get hurt and get hard. No poem or play or song Can fully right a wrong Inflicted and endured. The innocent in gaols Beat on their bars together. A … Continue reading POEM – The Cure at Troy – Seamus Heaney

LBC Horsforth – Changing dates from February

Given that we are currently meeting online, - rather than in our beloved pub - we have decided to return to our original date slot. From February, we will be meeting on the second Wednesday of the month. So our next dates look like this: 10 February 10 March 14 April 12 May 9 June … Continue reading LBC Horsforth – Changing dates from February

POEM – Amanda Gorman – The Hill We Climb

Amanda Gorman became the youngest Poet to perform at a presidential inauguration. The 23 year old delivered The Hill We Climb - a poem which was completed on 6th of January. The same day that the Capitol was stormed by supporters of the previous president, engaging in acts of domestic terrorism. https://youtu.be/Jp9pyMqnBzk Her first book … Continue reading POEM – Amanda Gorman – The Hill We Climb