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Fabulous Beasts in Cross Stitch

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I went out in the rain to collect a parcel from the Post Office depot this morning. It contained an unexpected gift from fellow writer and friend Penny Jones. It’s a quote from “Fabulous Beasts”.

Thank you, Penny Jones. My eyeliner is all over my face now, but not because of the rain.

 

 

 

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A Pick of Six

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There are six covers by Darren Hopes in the Eden Book Society project, and they make an eerie and stylish collection. I helped to prepare* one of the novellas in this series (although I’m not allowed to say which one) and I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on the entire set.

The other authors involved are Gary Budden, Alison Moore, Andrew Michael Hurley, Jenn Ashworth and Richard V Hirst, and Sam Mills, so that should make for a very interesting selection of horror-based writing if that’s your bag. Click here to read the blurbs and see if you can guess which one is mine…

*wrote under a pseudonym but don’t tell anyone

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Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon

I am excited that the Museum of the Moon is coming to Liverpool in 2018. It’s a installation by Luke Jerram. His moon is seven metres in diameter, featuring a 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

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The Beauty by Aliya Whiteley

I can’t recommend “The Beauty” enough. Terrific read.

As of today The Beauty is available to buy in the US from Titan Books, and that is a very strange thought. I wrote it about five years ago, in the frame of mind that since nobody published my stories anyway I might as well write something entirely to please myself. I put all my […]

via Still Beautiful — Aliya Whiteley

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I still have every record I’ve ever bought, even the embarrassing stuff. I rescued them from a cupboard a few years ago and was relieved to find that none had warped from being stored close to the boiler ( shame, shame on me).

I’m not in the  market for either of these but they are things of great beauty.

 

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I Promise

OKNotOK 1997 2017 from Radiohead features the original twelve tracks of OK Computer plus three unreleased tracks and eight B-sides.

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Terracotta Army marches on Liverpool

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The Terrracotta Army of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi, is to return to the UK  in 2018. Liverpool’s World Museum will play host from Feb-Oct 2018 and there’s more information here about the event and how to get tickets.

If you fancy a weekend of museums, then Liverpool has a long list of places to visit:

Walker Art Gallery

Sudley House

Maritime Museum

International Slavery Museum

Lady Lever Art Gallery (on the Wirral)

Tate Liverpool

The Beatles Story

British Music Experience

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Incidentally, if you’re a Watchmen fan as I am, you’ll be interested in Beyond Dredd and Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins, at the Victoria Gallery & Museum from March 2017- October 2017.

Liverpool-born artist John Higgins found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel.
John Higgins will be at the exhibition Friday 19th May (as part of Light Night a Liverpool wide arts and culture annual event) doing a Q&A and tickets are free.

 

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