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February 19, 2019

Leaves

Leaves falling from the trees.

Birds saying don't desert us

please.

But leaves say we must go.

By now you should know.

As they scatter all over, the place.

Golden + bright they glitter.

Why do they say, sweep me up,

sweep me up.

When they gather at my door.

I take a brush...

November 6, 2017

On my way (virtually) to Boggart Clough Hole - Manchester park tightly recommended by John Roby, author of TRADITIONS OF LANCASHIRE (1872): “Not far from the little-snug smoky village of Blakeley, or Blackley, there lies one of the most romantic of dells, rejoicing in...

October 30, 2017

Spring Cleaning is coming early this... (pause) academic year. Won't last long as while dealing with yet another pile of miscellaneously organised books + documents, I spotted one of the English Letters penned by French philosopher Voltaire (1778). It was one of the it...

October 16, 2017

On my way to THE CHETHAM LIBRARY which according to JOHN HEYWOOD’S COMPLETE POCKET GUIDE TO MANCHESTER + SALFORD (1869) “is a quaint, old-world edifice, lying a little apart from the tumult of the town, + steeped in a strange monastic quiet. It has about it a curious s...

August 8, 2017

First meeting of creative team for this project with TLCStLukes Art Project. I m helping coordinate this with Artist, Dr Rae Story and volunteer/writer Nige Wood who will be working with people who experience mental and emotional distress in Manchester to explore how s...

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