Port by Simon Stephens

Sometimes, you come across words and music which hit a chord … This trailer for Leeds University Union Theatre Group’s excellent production of Simon Stephens’ play Port and the performance by the cast and crew at the University’s Stage Theatre last night has managed to do that very thing. Off to do a bit of…

Eye Flash Poetry

A lot of excitement in Northern Towers yesterday at the news of the line up in Issue #2 of Eye Flash Poetry Journal (out soon). Paul Stephenson, Stephen Daniels, Adam Horowitz, Maria Stadnicka, George Aird, Christina Newton, Kathryn Alderman, Neil Richards, Daniel Connelly and others have poems in this lovely looking journal (cover art work…

Rainbow Friday by JH

“I once knew this girl. Small like a mouse she was … big eyes. And colourful ribbons; dancing kite ribbons in the playground. Red one day, blue the next and rainbow ribbons Friday. Didn’t say anything in the uniform rules about it; no mention of ribbons. Nothing I can remember about how far the socks…

Return to Mardale

Published in Atrium Poetry today! Where today you’d find Haweswater reservoir in the Lake District, there was once the village of Mardale Green. Back in the 1920s, an Act of Parliament was passed allowing Manchester Corporation to build the reservoir to supply water for the urban areas of the north-west of England. Buildings in the…