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John Challis, Poet And Author Of The Black Cab - Photo By Richard Kenworthy

The Black Cab: Views from the back seat

INTERVIEW FEATURE:  Poet John Challis talks to me about his pamphlet The Black Cab — plus work, fatherhood and the flickering shadows of film noir… You’ll find John Challis — the poet, not the character actor — busy behind the scenes…

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Free Poetry Pack

Free poetry pack available to download now

Forget chocolate! Get creative this Easter with my free poetry pack. It's been a few months in the making and I'm excited to launch this colourful and creative poetry pack just in time for the holidays. So grab a bit…

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© Kate Heiss — Title Piece For 'After' From Limehaven: Poems For My Grandparents

Book illustration: Q&A with Kate Heiss

British printmaker and illustrator Kate Heiss talks about her creative process and reveals how she approaches book illustration What inspires you? Nature: the flowers and birds in my garden and walks in the countryside. If I’m on a walk and…

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Tidings: A Christmas Journey By Ruth Padel

Tidings: A Christmas Journey by Ruth Padel

Do you love a well-told Yuletide tale? I must admit I do. One of my favourite festive books last year was Tidings: A Christmas Journey by Ruth Padel (Chatto and Windus, 2016). This moving narrative poem has all the hallmarks…

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Limehaven With Teacher's Notebook

Limehaven poetry book useful for teachers

The poetry book Limehaven: Poems for my grandparents has "lots of possibilities for English teachers" according to a recent review in The School Librarian. The book draws on childhood memories and celebrates the special bond between grandparents and children. Reviewer…

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Graffiti In The Ouseburn Valley

Written in the landscape

The author David Almond set his third children’s novel Heaven Eyes on the banks of the Ouseburn where it winds down towards the Tyne. The post-industrial wasteland that inspired the book is slowly transforming into something else. People have come…

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GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket - Name Plate
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum
GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket - Name Plate GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum GetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery Museum

Rocket: the ghost of the machine

Robert Stephenson's Rocket has returned home. It stands in pride of place at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle, just a few streets away from Stephenson's works. It is on loan, of course. A star attraction of the Great Exhibition of the…

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