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Reforging the Sampo: a defibrillator for poetry

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on Reforging the Sampo: a defibrillator for poetry

I get about a bit as a poet, travelling across the country to tiny venues in the back rooms of pubs where an audience of three or four are there for the open mic night and have never heard of me, let alone read my poetry.

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Whose Sari Now?

The Taming of the Sari: Rani Moorthy writes for Northern Soul

October 12, 2015 Comments Off on The Taming of the Sari: Rani Moorthy writes for Northern Soul

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1972

A 10-year-old Tamil girl steps into her first sari as she takes the giant leap into womanhood.

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Moon landing

Aliens in America: A Northerner Writes

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Aliens in America: A Northerner Writes

My friend Edgar saw a UFO while sipping wine and enjoying the cool night air on his porch in Bellflower, California, in 1968. He waved.

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Sian and Violet in Banana

Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

October 7, 2015 Comments Off on Oh lesbians, wherefore art thou?

There isn’t a massive amount out there that I relate to lezzy-wise. Lesbian shiz is kinda elusive.

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Graeae Bradbury Studios

Graeae Theatre Company: Write to Play

April 11, 2015 Comments Off on Graeae Theatre Company: Write to Play

Write to Play is a bold new writing initiative from Graeae Theatre Company. It is committed to developing the skills and experience of deaf and disabled writers. In the second of our series, one of the participants explains how it all works and what it means to her.

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The two mop buckets...

Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

In the second instalment of his marathon training blog, Northern Soul’s Drew Savage battles injury, embarks on physio and gets back on the road. 

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Graeae Bradbury Studios

Graeae Theatre Company: breaking down barriers

January 17, 2015 Comments Off on Graeae Theatre Company: breaking down barriers

Write to Play is a bold new writing initiative committed to developing the skills and experience of deaf and disabled writers. In the first of a new series, Graeae Theatre Company explains what it hopes to achieve in 2015.

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Drew Running

Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

In marathon-running terms, this is the phoney war. I write this sitting at my desk at work in Salford Quays on my meal break, with nothing but a gentle ache from running the five kilometres to work earlier on and a sense of anticipation about the adventure that’s about to begin.

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Herb Robert Flower

A natural antidote to stress from Fleetneedles Forage

October 23, 2014 Comments Off on A natural antidote to stress from Fleetneedles Forage

For millions working in 21st century Britain the office is the new coal face.

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meadowsweet basket

Fleetneedles Forage: to begin at the beginning

August 5, 2014 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: to begin at the beginning

Plants and their uses have always fascinated me.

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