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October 22, 2019

I'm a bit late with this, but just to add to whats already been said....The standard in this poetry book is great. It really reflects the diversity of styles and approaches to the idea of Breathing Spaces that this project has incorporated, allowing many voices to be h...

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

“(…) the historian reads mankind in cities; the philosopher in the clouds. He” [or she…] “who is anxious for the truth should look abroad on the plains or in the woods, where man’s first prerogative, the giving of names, was exercised.” Interesting excerpt from TRADITI...

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...

September 25, 2017

Never made it to SPRING GARDENS (but that's another story) as intended [see #treestory (1)]. Yes, I got lost... - my GPS- free stream of consciousness led me to QUEEN'S PARK* by Eddie Quayle:

The tall silent trees have been standing here so long

Their very grace + beauty...

August 8, 2017

The flyer gives some of the regular bookable digital art sessions and the creative writing groups that will take place during our busy Tuesday Art Studio sessions - if you've been on the walks, you'll probably want to book a session to download photographs, listen to t...

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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