Are you becoming

Halfway through 6 weeks in Wakefield. What is in a place? Does a place make you or do you make the place? Moving out from where you have been for such a long time (12 years in London) does that undo you? Do you lose your sense of self when you lose all your routines and... Continue Reading →

If you just spoke a little slower…

Laura is a mother of 5 home-schooled children. She hails from Scotland but, having lived in Yorkshire for the last 10 years, she now finds it hard to understand the accent even of her nan when she goes to visit. Barbara arrived with Pipa, a 9 year old gorgeous mutt with a little of collie... Continue Reading →

People will always need coal

A few weeks ago we met an ex-miner from the Wakefield region, Neil. Neil had a lot of interesting stories and was a pleasure to talk to. However, what stuck with me the most was his reason to become a miner... 'There was this advert on TV where you would see this miner going on... Continue Reading →

Juggling lives

Bread, Art, present, future, expectations versus actual, planning and executing. Dreams. time to think. Time to read. Time to stop. Time to feel, look, taste, experience. Today has been a mixed one, exchanged on the contract, we are now technically homeless, those 25% of our little flat are ours no more (we never quite decided... Continue Reading →

Touching light

Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works exhibition at the Hepworth gallery in Wakefield is a beautiful experience. Being touched by light, feeling the softest of shifts in the mist that plays in the dark... Awakening the senses to the delicate play at work in the room, all the loud external feeds that usually overwellm us quiet... Continue Reading →

A Manifesto for a New Wakefield

This year and for the first time in its history, the Long Division Festival, taking place in Wakefield over the 1st weekend of June, created a seed fund for artistic work to be developed in tandem with their music festival: The Seed Fund Programme falls under our project entitled “A Manifesto For A New Wakefield” and... Continue Reading →

Long Division Seed Fund

Finding a new job, moving to a new town, meeting new people... I guess that is the way most people usually approach this kind of thing. I can't stop having this back of the mind feeling that we are setting out into not much chartered waters here, flipping common sense on its head and not... Continue Reading →

A steak and ale pie

This weekend one of my best friend's is visiting with her mother. I thought that Steak & Ale (Landlord, if you are curious) pie would be a great way to acquaint her mum to quintessential British cousin. Also, this was a great way to distract me from the looming of the moving date, the downsizing... Continue Reading →

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