Andrew Wilson has Kickstartered something rather wonderful in the first HannaH Festival, which runs next week at venues across Leeds. My own contribution is a Friday afternoon stroll through the city's past, present and future. I do hope you can join me. Here's the plan. We'll spend the first hour in small groups on the streets … Continue reading The future, on foot
For the past four years a story has accreted on this blog. It's a meta-narrative, a story about stories. Looking back, I believe the arc began with the partial collapse of Leeds' Temple Works. That's what led me to encounter the people who made this city, and then to talk about them in pixels, in … Continue reading How’s it going to end?
Sorry, I couldn't resist. Interesting North is "a one-dayer of interesting, unexpected and original" stuff at Cutler's Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield, on Saturday 13 November 2010. It's like the other Interestings, only in the North. Credit to Tim Duckett for making it happen. Among other things there will be talks about Eyjafjallajökull, cake, riding side-saddle, feral children … Continue reading Matthew Murray: what next?
Today's Manchester Guardian gives an unchallenged outing to metropolitan whinger Germaine Greer on the subject of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near the heart of our 15-million-strong Supercity. Complaining, apparently erroneously, about the amount of the nation's collection of sculpture kept outside London, she sneers: If you can manage to get yourself to West Bretton near … Continue reading UR SCULPTURZ Я IN OUR PARK AMUZIN OUR KIDZ