Sunday, 21 March 2010

Medieval Modern

Browsing the shelves of literature past

THE words people commit to paper – or parchment – in the past tell us volumes about the world they lived in.

This isn’t just the personal letters, diaries, proclamations of state and other historical documents, but the works of literature too.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Temporary Measures

Shame of the City of Film

BY all accounts an empty shop unit in Bradford is set to find temporary use as a city centre cinema; ironic, given that across the road stands an iconic piece of the city’s architecture that was built for that very purpose.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

It's Life, Sim, But Not As We Know It

After First Contact, please wash your hands

BE careful where you step, should you ever find yourself setting foot on some distant world in the heroic quest to meet and greet the new galactic neighbours. That pile of goo you tread in might turn out to be one of the natives – and you wouldn’t want to be the first emissary of the human race to end up scraping the host off the heels of your space-boots.

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Slamming Burlesque

Learn how to slam

THE ‘self-styled Amy Winehouse’ of poetry will lead a workshop on the art of competitive slamming on the weekend of World Poetry Day later this month.

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