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On Art and the Act of Remembering

I write like a maniac because I’m terrified that I’ll forget something. I don’t always trust my eyes – don’t trust the memories of my favourite band on stage in front of me or the smile that might have conveyed more than a smile usually does or the way the rooflines in Paris jutted into the path of the lavender sunset. 1,344 more words


Q&A with Corrie's Gray O’Brien

We all remember Tony Gordon from Coronation Street. He was the Scottish sweetheart who stole our hearts, though he was an absolute total wrong’un. Actor Gray O’Brien stars in the upcoming thriller  632 more words


Finally Good News!!

It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post and since then so much has happened. I last left off having had my second operation and I briefly discussed how recovery was going. 905 more words

In Leeds In 1820...A Story Begins

1820, and with the final defeat and exile of Napoleon, Britain was at peace for the first time in a generation. In Leeds, the Industrial Revolution had taken firm hold of the town. 867 more words

Delta 5 Previously Unseen Photos From 1981

Thanks once again to Justin Thomas – another glorious selection of previously unseen photos.

This time Leeds post-punk band Delta 5.

Their music was inspiring to me as a 14 year old – I had just started to learn bass guitar by playing along to my records. 101 more words


Pictures of the picture houses

Nice to see photos of one of our local cinemas* in the Guardian recently.

The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds
The Hyde Park Picture House, the world’s only surviving gas-lit cinema, opened in 1914. 312 more words