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Cloth and memory: a moving artwork exhibition in a disused mill

Usually my posts are related to books or writing in some way, but today I thought it would be fun to focus on something different.  Last week I went to a fabulous exhibition which made such an impression I thought I’d share it here for anyone who loves art, textiles and history. I’ve written before…… Continue reading Cloth and memory: a moving artwork exhibition in a disused mill

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Contemporary art exhibitions in the living-rooms of Saltaire village

Last weekend the brilliant annual Saltaire Arts Trail took place in my village.  I enjoyed a great day wandering round the houses, through the historic streets, and in and out of strangers’ kitchens. Saltaire Arts Trail is a community arts event, with an unusual slant.  Local homeowners throw open their living-rooms and kitchens to the…… Continue reading Contemporary art exhibitions in the living-rooms of Saltaire village

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A weaver’s stories of Saltaire and Lyon, and a gallery of photos

A few months ago I wrote a post on silk-weaving in the city of Lyon, which is the setting for my novel, The Silk Romance. Today I’m writing about my home town of Saltaire, since the two places have a lot in common. I realise at first this may be a bit hard to believe. …… Continue reading A weaver’s stories of Saltaire and Lyon, and a gallery of photos