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A Glimpse Behind the Scenes (Part One of Two)

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Part One: York Minster – a Glimpse Behind the Scenes

This is a step away from my usual posts. However, if you would like to take an armchair trip with me first to York Minster then, in part 2,  to the creative heart of Shropshire, then fill up your mug and join me here for the next few minutes. 817 more words

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Artist in Focus V - Jonathan Martin

Jonathan Martin was confined in the Criminal Lunatic Department of Bethlem Hospital from 1829-1838, following his attempt to burn down York Minster.

Martin was born at Hexham in Northumberland, the son of a journeyman tanner.  430 more words


A Flying Visit to York

This last weekend, my wife surprised me with a visit to my home city of York for my birthday. It’s a beautiful place, but when I lived there I never really appreciated its beauty as a tourist would. 1,623 more words

Lent and Easter

As Easter approaches, this is what I will be up to during April:

5 April 2014; Bob Chilcott St John Passion, York Minster

Chilcott’s 21st Century setting of the Passion story is both dramatic and beautiful. 290 more words

March 28 - Happy Happy Joy Joy

Welcome to another 365 day writing prompt entry! Today’s topic is:

We cry for lots of reasons: sadness, pain, fear… and happiness. When was the last time you shed tears of joy?  449 more words