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The A To Z Challenge – Worth It?

May 7, 2013

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With the A to Z Challenge now over, I am left reflecting what the challenge has done for myself, my writing and my blog over the month of April. First of all I managed to complete the challenge successfully, posting every single day during April except on Sundays. Looking back I feel proud that I […]

Why Rick Grimes And Sheriff Woody Are One And The Same

April 26, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘W’ You may not think The Walking Dead, a US drama exploring the life of main protagonist Rick Grimes and his motley crew of misfits in a post apocalyptic world, has many similarities between Disney Pixar’s Toy Story franchise. You may think that a film mainly aimed at children […]

Upon Remembering Shakespeare

April 24, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘U’ This week is the anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth and death, although the exact date of Shakespeare’s birth still remains unknown. So Happy Birthday, Shakespeare, perhaps? We do, however, know for a fact that the great poet, playwright and all round writer died on April 23 1616 at […]

The Doors Of Perception

April 23, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘T’ ‘The doors of perception’ is a phrase close to my heart. For one thing, the phrase inspired the name of one of my favourite bands of all time ‘The Doors’. Drugs, dreams and the unconscious are three things I believe to be closely integrated with one another and […]

Now At Leeds Gallery – The Feast

April 16, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘N’ The Feast, an exhibition that aims at smashing the concept that artists only work in 2-dimensions, is showing at Leeds Gallery until Friday 26th April. The Feast attempts to take you into the mind of the artist, allowing you to see what they see. Thus the concept behind […]

KC And The Sunshine Band

April 12, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘K’ Today I thought I’d bring you some sun in the form of the irrepressible force of good-time band KC and the Sunshine Band. Masters of funk, R&B and disco, the band originates from Miami, Florida. Iconic and popular hits of the band include “That’s the Way (I Like It)”, […]

Brave New World – A Realistic Horror

April 2, 2013

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Brought to you by the letter ‘B’ This month I’m going to review an oldie but goodie – Aldous Huxley’s satirical masterpiece Brave New World. The novel, written in 1931, has stood the test of time and is regularly found on lists such as the Modern Library’s “100 best English language novels of the 20th […]