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Guest lecture, Bradford School of Art, Wednesday 31 January - Bradford’s brutalist masterpieces: William Mitchell’s murals in Bradford, Bingley and Ilkley

I’ll be returning to Bradford School of Art on Wednesday 31 January to do another lecture in its Random Lecture series. The lectures take place at 12 noon; all welcome. 320 more words


The Reckless Lady by Philip Gibbs (Published October 1924 by Hutchinson and Co)

Book Review by Kath R.

Philip Gibbs’ Wikipedia entry details his career as a war correspondent during the First World War and his reluctance to censor his reporting of the war. 968 more words

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After The Interest

Ominous interludes,

We’re left shadowed
By a new curse,

There’s an apprehension,
A hunger,
A new dehydration,

A collective will
A vortex ushering.

The sky is lost, 111 more words


'The Lost Art of Churches': Radio 4 Extra programme on modernist and modern art in churches

‘The Lost Art of Churches’, an excellent short documentary on Radio 4 Extra, which explores the challenges of maintaining and restoring twentieth century commissions by artists in churches (and also visits the… 16 more words


An Artist Of The Floating World

I read a set of books by David Peace a few months ago – Tokyo Year Zero and Occupied City.  Both set in Japan in the post war period.  260 more words


The Trelooe Trilogy by Walter Greenwood [So Brief the Spring (1952), What Everybody Wants (1954) and Down by the Sea (1956)].

Book review posted by Chris Hopkins (the review is slightly longer than usual – it seemed best to review the whole trilogy in one post). 1,847 more words

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6 Fascinating listings in 2017

This year more than 1,000 historic sites have been added to the list, represening the extraordinary breadth of history on our doorstep.

As well as providing legal protection for historic places, listing gives us the opportunity to celebrate little-known parts of history and shed light on amazing feats of architecture. 495 more words