TRAILER – The City and The City

We've recently read China Mieville's The City and The City for not one but two book clubs this year and were absolutely thrilled by it. I podcast about it in January, before suggesting it to the Book Elf (@bookelfleeds) who mentioned it during our February podcast - and she's now passed it onto the Silent … Continue reading TRAILER – The City and The City

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Alan Rickman reciting Sonnet 130 

One of my favourite poems, read by an incredibly talented actor, who passed away this week at 69 years.  RIP Alan Rickman    

Musical interlude – George Ezra 

MINICINE – Westworld

Venue: Armley Mills Industrial Museum Canal Road Leeds West Yorkshire LS12 2QF Twitter: @MinicineYorks   Just in this second from watching Westworld at Armley Mills, courtesy of MINICINE - my first time attending one of their events - despite best intentions. The venue is absolutely amazing - a huge space - originally the world's largest woolen mill … Continue reading MINICINE – Westworld

LBC 3 Reads – Book 10 – The Return of the Soldier

#LBC3Reads Cafe 164 Date:  21st of February 2015 REA 16th of May 2015 Time:  11am - 1pm Address: Unit 2 Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG DISCUSSED -  THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER REBECCA WEST BLURB The soldier returns from the front to the three women who love him. His wife, Kitty, with her cold, moonlight beauty … Continue reading LBC 3 Reads – Book 10 – The Return of the Soldier

LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

LBCPuffins Date: Wednesday 18th of February 2015 Time: 6:30pm Venue: White Swan Leeds  Tom's Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical … Continue reading LBCPuffins review book 19 – Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

LBC Dystopia – Book 10 – Divergent – Veronica Roth

LBC DYSTOPIA Venue: Crowd of Favours Date:  Tuesday 28th of October 2014 Time:  6pm - 8pm Address: Harper Street, LS2 7EA Tel: 0113 246 9405 DISCUSSING DIVERGENT VERONICA ROTH   * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * * * * * * SPOILERS * * * * * … Continue reading LBC Dystopia – Book 10 – Divergent – Veronica Roth

LBC3Reads – Book 06 – Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

#LBC3Reads Cafe 164 Date:  18th of October 2014 Time:  11am - 1pm Address: Unit 2 Munro House, Duke St, Leeds LS9 8AG DISCUSSED -  THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD ZORA NEALE HURSTON BLURB At the height of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1930s, Zora Neale Hurston was the preeminent black woman writer in the United … Continue reading LBC3Reads – Book 06 – Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston

James and the Giant Peach at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

When poor James Henry Trotter loses his parents in a horrible rhinoceros accident, he is forced to live with his two wicked aunts, Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker. After three years he becomes "the saddest and loneliest boy you could find". Then one day, a wizened old man in a dark-green suit gives James a … Continue reading James and the Giant Peach at the West Yorkshire Playhouse

The Hanging Tree – Jennifer Lawrence

Culturally Fixated

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There are two versions of the song made popular during the recently released new Hunger Games (Mockingjay Part 01) film currently doing the rounds.

The Radio Edit – (which Hypable feels is off point [thanks to @not_johnstamos for the link]) – by James Newton Howard featuring the almost unfeasibly talented Jennifer Lawrence.  She acts. She dances. And now, she sings!!

I personally prefer the simpler version that was actually used in the mooovie. And the second I can find a link to it, I’ll post it!

The Hanging Tree

Lyrics by Suzanne Collins

Melody by the Lumineers

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where they strung up a man
They say murdered three.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it seem
If we met up at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where the dead man called out

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