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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 MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine RocketGetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket - Name PlateGetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: Stephenson's Steam Engine Rocket In The Discovery MuseumGetNorth2018: 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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His master’s voice: David Almond mythophone

Imagine this... It's the hottest day of the year. You are meandering through the hordes of sun-scorched drinkers, eyeing up their ice cold pints, when you spot it. Slap bang in the middle of the village green! A giant ear…

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Space To Create - Blue Skies And Sunshine

Making space to create

Carving out space to create is not always easy. I journey from creative chaos to fresh beginnings and discover seven ways to make space for inspiration. Emerging from chaos Spring is a good time for new projects. But fresh shoots…

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Spring picks from World Poetry Day

Last week, World Poetry Day heralded the beginning of spring here in the Northern hemisphere. People shared lines from their favourite poems and journalists penned poetry-related pieces. Here are five weird and wonderful World Poetry Day picks from around the…

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Recording an audiobook: lessons from the studio

Recording an audiobook version of my poetry collection Limehaven would be fun, I decided. After all, poetry is music. And rhythm and rhyme must be spoken before it can be heard. There’s real joy in reading aloud. All those deliciously…

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The Journal Culture Magazine Cover

Five books that inspired me

Thanks to The Journal's Culture magazine for inviting me to write an article for their June Readers' Lives feature. Writing about books that inspired me was a real pleasure - the challenge was limiting myself to just five books! Read…

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Three reasons to read poetry

Spring has arrived in this windswept corner of the UK. There’s a dusting of blossom in the park, the willow trees are coming into leaf and the birds are all aflutter. It is April - national poetry month! To celebrate,…

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