The Height of the Reeds: Humber Bridge, Hull

The vast Humber Bridge is the focus of a new artwork for Hull UK City of Culture 2017. Norwegian musicians Jan Bang, Arve Henriksen, guitarist Eivind Aarset and Hull-based sound recordist Jez Riley French have created an interactive soundtrack – The Height of the Reeds – for Opera North, to be listened…

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The first croak is the sweetest

I think I was eleven or twelve, back when summer days lasted forever and the future was full of promise and sunshine, that with the help of my dad I taught myself to water-ski. We holidayed in Portscatho on the Roseland Peninsula in a little cottage in the heart of the village.…

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Dusk at St. David’s

When you dip down below the centre of St. David’s in Pembrokeshire, Britain’s smallest city and the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint, you enter a valley of peace and tranquility. Ivy-clad trees line the pre-medieval lane that leads steeply down to cross The River Alun at the valley bottom. The…

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SWE79 arrives in Thirsk

4–25 March 2017 The Society of Wood Engravers 79th Annual Exhibition stops in Thirsk, North Yorkshire for the majority of the month and can be found at: Zillah Bell Gallery Kirkgate Thirsk North Yorkshire YO7 1PQ Private View: Friday 10 March, 6.30–8.30pm Opening Hours Monday–Saturday 10am–1pm & 2–5pm Closed Sundays &…

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