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Monthly Archives: July 2022

Photo Gallery: Chester mini-murals brighten up city centre

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Chester mini-murals brighten up city centre

An extra splash of colour is being added to Chester’s kaleidoscope of street art with more mood-boosting, mini-murals transforming drab BT tech cabinets in the city centre. 

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Ryedale artists throw open doors to their studios in North Yorkshire

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Ryedale artists throw open doors to their studios in North Yorkshire

After the success of the first Ryedale Open Studios in 2021, artists across Ryedale in North Yorkshire are once again preparing to open their studios to visitors in July for this year’s event.

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Exhibition: Art and poetry will bring The Lost Spells to life at The Sill, Northumberland

July 19, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition: Art and poetry will bring The Lost Spells to life at The Sill, Northumberland

A new exhibition featuring artwork and words by artist Jackie Morris and poet Robert Macfarlane from their bestselling book, The Lost Spells, goes on display at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland this month.

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Fleetneedles Forage: The street food you can enjoy for free

July 14, 2022 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: The street food you can enjoy for free

It’s been an eventful couple of years. Now I’m settled, for the time being at least, it felt like a good time to return to my roots – foraging. The cost-of-living crisis won’t have escaped anyone’s attention. Food prices in particular have risen astronomically and it’s no surprise that people are struggling to make ends meet, with some skipping meals and using food banks to get by.

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Behind the scenes: The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Rossendale

July 10, 2022 Comments Off on Behind the scenes: The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery, Rossendale

The Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery, in Rawtenstall, East Lancashire, reopened last year after a significant multi-million pound redevelopment funded via the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Lessons on debutism and the ‘difficult’ second novel

July 10, 2022 Comments Off on Lessons on debutism and the ‘difficult’ second novel

“It took 17 years from typing the first word of the first manuscript to finally being published.”

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Book Review: Red Valkyries by Kristen Ghodsee

July 10, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: Red Valkyries by Kristen Ghodsee

The Left needs a new language.

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Book Review: Fauna by David Hartley

July 10, 2022 Comments Off on Book Review: Fauna by David Hartley

It’s easy to recall the precise moment when I became a vegetarian.

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Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Football: pre-season ponderings on the big Northern clubs

With many players now reporting back for duty, or just being a giant pain in the backside to agitate for a move, it feels like an opportune moment to take a look at the big six Northern clubs in the Premier League.

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Music Review: a-ha, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

July 9, 2022 Comments Off on Music Review: a-ha, Scarborough Open Air Theatre

There are a number of eyebrow-raising statistics about a-ha.

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