Women Who Shaped Manchester – John Rylands Library; & Other Thoughts.

The John Rylands Library is one of Manchester’s most beautiful architectural gems, a wondrous neo-Gothic style cathedral of learning. It attracts visitors from all over; it is even featured in the New York Time’s guide to 36 hours in Manchester. However, despite the name, this building was not established by Rylands himself, but rather by … Continue reading Women Who Shaped Manchester – John Rylands Library; & Other Thoughts.

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The Art of the Northern Quarter, Manchester

The M1/M4 neighbour of Manchester, nestled between the bustling metropolis of Piccadilly and the currently-undergoing-gentrification Ancoats is known as the Northern Quarter. It has long had a reputation as a haven for creative souls and independent businesses, and is often likened to places such as London’s Shoreditch. I always enjoy a stroll around this part … Continue reading The Art of the Northern Quarter, Manchester

Idea catharsis; or the unfinished articles memorial post

My ideas for blog posts come from various different sources: books, movies, places I visit, but often my most fertile source is that of articles and posts by others. I keep a folder of these marked “inspiration”, and many of them do form the basis of some of my writings. However, for many, my idea … Continue reading Idea catharsis; or the unfinished articles memorial post

Wednesday’s Child: First Birthday and a Digest

One rainy afternoon in 2016, with a radio play nattering in the background, I started to write. What flowed out wasn’t a short story, or a chapter of my on-again/off-again attempt at novel writing. It wasn’t a trite reflection for my ePortfolio; it wasn’t even a stream of consciousness narrative. It was a blog post. … Continue reading Wednesday’s Child: First Birthday and a Digest