‘Silenced’ voice of Great War poet to be heard for first time | First world war | The Guardian

Ivor Gurney’s writings from an asylum were ignored. But a new study reveals their genius — Read on amp.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/02/silenced-voice-ivor-gurney-great-war-poet This is going to be fascinating!

Solidarity with the NHS

This time a year ago, almost to the day, my family were urging me to stay at home. Thankfully, my workplace agreed and my lockdown began on the 16th of March. The U.K. govt followed a week later, on the 23rd. Between March snd December of last year, it is estimated that 850 healthcare workers … Continue reading Solidarity with the NHS

POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

My mum sent this onto me this morning and I think it's absolutely magical! https://youtu.be/kL1YHXwGThs To celebrate St. Brigid's Day 2021, the Department of Foreign Affairs and MoLI - Museum of Literature Ireland, have collaborated on ‘Three Poems for Brigid’, a series of three short online films. Each film showcases a poet and a spoken … Continue reading POEM – At Bridget’s Well – Doireann Ní Ghríofa

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

SOTD – BardCore Cover – Somebody that I used to know

X just sent me this. It’s a cover of the Gotye feat Kimbra song with a bardcore/medieval twist. So I clearly have a mew obsession to go explore.SOTD – BardCore Cover – Somebody that I used to know My latest obsession...

Film Night – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Just finished Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carre for our first #LBC3Reads of the year (Saturday, 16th, 12.30pm via zoom!). So have given myself a night off to give the 2011 film a shot. The cast is a bit impressive - Gary Oldman - George Smiley.Kathy Burke - Connie Sachs.Benedict Cumberbatch - Peter … Continue reading Film Night – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

PLUG – Insane Animals – Cast Recording

In February this year (only 6 months ago but the Before Times seem a long way away now), I travelled down to HOME in Manchester to watch a time travelling genera bending musical/play. Our alien entertainers And what a play it was! (My immediate reactions are HERE) Based on the Epic of Gilgamesh - one … Continue reading PLUG – Insane Animals – Cast Recording

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

National Poetry Day

The theme for this year is 'Truth' No Second Troy BY William Butler Yeats Why should I blame her that she filled my days  With misery, or that she would of late  Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,  Or hurled the little streets upon the great,  Had they but courage equal to desire?  What … Continue reading National Poetry Day

QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

A long time ago....we used to be friends... https://youtu.be/X56x44mVFJM Veronica Mars ran for three (EPIC first season, solid second season, slightly less impactful third season...but still waaaaay better than the rest of the YA shows from that time) seasons, from 2004 until 2007. It was hyped as a Nancy Drew for the 21st century, but … Continue reading QUICK REVIEW – Mr Kiss and Tell – Veronica Mars – Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham