ART REVIEW: Alison Wilding at The Whitworth Art Gallery

Of all this summer’s exhibitions at the Whitworth Art Gallery, with the exception of Isaac Julien’s, this was the one I was most interested in seeing. I knew nothing about Alison Wilding’s work but I was keen on expanding my knowledge of sculpture, an art form I feel I know the least about. I’m always…

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ART REVIEW: Phil Collins – Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong

For those that don’t know and until today I’d count myself as one of those people, Phil Collins is a Turner Prize nominated visual artist (not to be mistaken with the singer) who lives in Berlin. I’d visited HOME last week to watch a film called Pin Cushion and whilst I was there I noticed…

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FILM REVIEW: Pin Cushion

Last Friday I attended a special screening of a new British film called Pin Cushion, courteously of Bird’s Eye View. The movie forms part of their Reclaim the Frame initiative; a series of films highlighting the work of female directors. The screening was followed by a Q&A hosted by Mia Bays founder of Birds Eye…

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New directions

When I first set out to write this blog in January there were two main areas I wanted to write about, food and home d├ęcor. I’d recently moved from one rented place to another and was keen to write about my experience as someone from a generation who may never be able to own their…

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THEATRE REVIEW: Queens of the Coal Age – Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester

Queens of the Coal Age – Royal Exchange Theatre Fancy watching a play that makes you laugh out loud? One with a fantastic female cast of strong women who aren’t afraid to admit their weaknesses? How about a play written by the ever-fantastic actress Maxine Peake? Then Queens of the Coal Age is the play…

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Cutting down on single-use plastics without breaking the bank

If only being eco-friendly wasn’t so damn expensive. As those of you who read this blog regularly know, I have been chronicling my attempts to cut down on amount of plastics I use, especially single-use plastics. Sure plastics are cheap hence why we’ve become so heavily dependent on them. But I started to wonder if…

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Eating my way around The Lake District: Hooked Seafood Restaurant

On our second night in the Lake District, we chose to head to a small fish restaurant that had caught our eye earlier on in the day and not far from where we were staying in Windermere. We couldn’t help but laugh at the sign in the window that said ‘fish and chips are not…

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Eating my way around The Lake District: The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

As I stood looking over Bowness-in-Windermere bay I couldn’t believe it has taken me over thirty years to visit such a beautiful corner of my own country. People seek far-flung corners of the world without always stopping to explore the smaller corners of their own country and the British countryside is some of the most…

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BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

If I can finish a book that runs to nearly 400 pages in less than a week, then it’s a book worth recommending. I’ve been so busy with work, I’ve barely had time to fart never mind read but I was so engrossed by this book that I had to sit down and write this…

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Month 3 – plastic-free, eco-friendly living

This is now my third month attempting to live in a more eco-friendly way and cutting down on single-use plastics. During the previous 2 months it has all been relatively easy sailing until this month when, faced with the scale of the problem, I began to wonder how much of an impact I was having.…

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