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Gawain and the Green Knight

Last Wednesday we went to Treadwell’s to hear a different story with a different storyteller.

The story was “Gawain and the Green Knight” which was being retold from old sources as the teller had been academically trained. 86 more words

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Simon Armitage - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

I first came across Simon Armitage on Radio 4 discussing his translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a medieval epic poem written by an unknown poet possibly from Derbyshire. 462 more words


On the Periphery: Marshlands and Moors

Marshes in the literary tradition have long been regarded as liminal places located on the periphery of human civilisation and looked upon as realms of malevolence, darkness and the Gothic. 822 more words


on the studio walls: part 1

My studio walls are densely papered with sketches that I’ve blu-tacked onto them over the years. Scraps flutter and seethe when the windows are open and the wind blows through. 225 more words