A visit to the Hinterland

July 4, 2010 at 8:37 pm Leave a comment

A brief update on my cultural activities, in the spirit of all work and no play….

I spent 2 weeks lugging the very large Northern Confederacy (By Philip Hensher) around with me, and it was well worth it. It’s one of these sprawling family epics and is set in Sheffield, so very close to my own home town. I was thoroughly engaged with all the characters, and Mr Hensher keeps impressive control of all his many strands. Would I read more of his stuff? Yes, though would prefer something weighing less than a kilo!

I’ve been treating myself to some new music (new to me, not the world) and am loving lots of it. Best so far: I Speak Because I Can by the wonderful Laura Marling.

I made it to Manchester Library Theatre for the last time ever (before they move it to the nasty Lowry Centre). They went out with the ever-pleasing Importance of Being Earnest, and as a cunning ploy they’re opening in the Lowry with Arcadia, one of my favourite modern plays. Bit of a dirty trick, that  – I may actually have to schlep out to see it…..

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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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