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Trivial Pursuits: The English at Play by Orlando Gili is published by Hoxton Mini Press

Book Review: Trivial Pursuits – The English at Play by Orlando Gili

September 15, 2020 No Comments

Life may not be all that harmonious at the moment, but what binds us together is our unique eccentricity. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than when we’re at leisure with all of our strange customs. 

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Photo Gallery: a new book of transgender portraits by photographer Allie Crewe

September 4, 2020 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: a new book of transgender portraits by photographer Allie Crewe

A book of transgender portraiture showcasing the work of award-winning photographer Allie Crewe has been published by Axis Projects Publishing.

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Portrait of Humanity Vol 2

Book Review: Portrait of Humanity Vol 2

July 24, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Portrait of Humanity Vol 2

I am mildly obsessed with the photography collections from Hoxton Mini Press.

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How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? By Lianne Bell

Book Review: How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? by Lianne Bell

July 2, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: How on Earth Can I Be Eco-Friendly? by Lianne Bell

Sustainability is the latest buzzword. From organic skincare and ‘conscious’ fashion collections to bamboo toothbrushes, it seems everyone and their dog is advocating for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. But it can be difficult to know what’s useful and what’s simply greenwashing (providing misleading information about how a company’s products are environmentally sound). 

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Natasha Rea

“I am not the same girl who started this book.” Actress Natasha Rea talks about Me, Myself and Bipolar Brenda

May 4, 2020 Comments Off on “I am not the same girl who started this book.” Actress Natasha Rea talks about Me, Myself and Bipolar Brenda

We’re living in uncertain times. Our lives are hugely altered, we’re existing in isolation, unsure about the future and our collective unease is palatable.

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Weather, Jenny Offill

Book review: Weather by Jenny Offill

March 20, 2020 Comments Off on Book review: Weather by Jenny Offill

We’re living in uncertain times.

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Jennifer Makumbi

“The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

November 25, 2019 Comments Off on “The dark person is coming.” Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks to Northern Soul

Jennifer Makumbi’s father was a bank manager in Kampala. It was 1978, at the height of Idi Amin’s reign of terror, when her family’s lives were changed forever.

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The Divide

Book Review: The Divide by Alan Ayckbourn

November 9, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: The Divide by Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has written more than 80 plays.

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David Constantine

“It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester

September 27, 2019 Comments Off on “It’s the job of fiction to be truthful.” David Constantine in conversation at Blackwell’s, Manchester

Literary events are tricky.

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John Craven

Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

September 26, 2019 Comments Off on Headlines and Hedgerows: TV legend John Craven talks to Northern Soul

I know we all say it about the tele of our childhoods, but kids’ TV in the 70s really was special.

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