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The Manchester Art Authority presents: Living & Dying In Our Grandfathers’ Houses

The Manchester Art Authority is occupying the first floor of vintage furniture outlet INSITU to exhibit a brand new work entitled Living and Dying In Our Grandfathers’ Houses, beginning with a launch on the evening of May 24th. Having previously … Continue reading

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Moel-Y-Don to Beaumaris

The skeletal boat partially submerged in the wet sandy flats of Moel-Y-Don transported itself to the Cloud with a tap of the screen.  Accompanied by its own fuzzy avatar and warnings of exhausted storage, the boat had waited long for … Continue reading

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Cemaes to Porth Swtan

While parts of it feel as ancient and remote as the Hebrideans, Anglesey is readily accessible to city dwellers of the North West such as myself. In these pages I am chronicling my wanderings around the entire coastal path over twelve stages during the course of the next couple of years. From the personal to the philosophical, the natural to the national, these are the rambling reflections of an off-beat rural flaneur.
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Bitter Familiar

What is it with gooseflesh? Invisible ripples cast from a distant/not so distant shore, configures my skin into miniature mountains, hairs stand high, the nape of the wind blasted treeline, heavy legs climb the stairs. I feel it blow through … Continue reading

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The Shortest Day

She walks across the road to the pharmacy. She sees the city in the far distance, down on the plain. The door and shopfront window are a milky sheen, reflecting the December clouds. She swings the old Saab onto the … Continue reading

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Christmas Party

In the office the mood is tense.  I am aware that I have stepped between worlds.  Saturated with anticipation for what is about to happen, yet excited by how the room is now in contrast with how it used to … Continue reading

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Almost Certain We Are Here

The rhythm insistent, set by the oars dipping and sweeping the grey. Fingers, tendrils, a seaweed of mists easing the hull onto shore. Sand and shingle, skindistinguishable, barefoot whispers, soles exposed, first hand, second hand, we find the way onto … Continue reading

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