Blasts from the Furnace
Reviews, features and hot air by Damon Fairclough, a writer based in Liverpool via a long lost Sheffield of the soul.
Sometimes it happens that certain playwrights have a ‘moment’, a period during which their work suddenly taps into the creative consciousness bubbling just beneath our feet and causes multiple dramatic fountains to burst through.Read the full story..
Many people of a certain age will remember the suburban wonders of a living-room slideshow. It was cinema you could do yourself with the lights out, curtains pulled, and head-cut-off holiday portraits beamed against the woodchipped wall.Read the full story..
I’ve never attempted to adapt a novel for the stage, but if I did, I can tell you a few things I’d look for when choosing a suitable book.Read the full story..
Much has been made of The Mersey Sound poetry anthology in Liverpool this year.Read the full story..
There’s no doubt about it, it’s an inspiring story.Read the full story..
It’s strange how some artists become inextricably linked with specific locations while for others, a sense of place is a more nebulous affair.Read the full story..
Classification is a useful technique to employ if you are responsible for arranging the contents of a library.Read the full story..
When the architectural historian, Joseph Sharples, first visited Liverpool as a student in the 1980s, the city made an indelible impression.Read the full story..
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