Posted in September 2013

Poet, Philosopher & Failure

Poet, Philosopher & Failure

Heysham is perhaps better known for its power station than the pretty little village that sits by the sea. We visited last year and discovered the whole village in bloom. Overlooking the Irish Sea is the peaceful graveyard belonging to St Peters Church.  It was there we discovered the headstone of a grave belonging to … Continue reading

Peter Hodgkinson

Peter Hodgkinson

I felt honoured to be asked to interview a local sculptor, Peter Hodgkinson, last month. His impressive portfolio of work is dotted around the north-west. Pop into Sam’s Chop House in Manchester and you’ll see his life-sized bronze statue of L S Lowry sat at the bar. Outside Preston North End’s ground stands The Splash, … Continue reading

Tiger in Lancaster Canal Shocker

Tiger in Lancaster Canal Shocker

We spotted this big cat floating in the canal last weekend. My son couldn’t believe his eyes, a tiger in the canal, in Preston! It looked very spooky bobbing about the water, he needed a little bit of reassurance that it wasn’t real. He didn’t think it would pounce he just looked a little upset … Continue reading

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

Situated amongst Blackpool’s bedsit land, just a few minutes stroll from Blackpool North train station, is a little gem – the Grundy Art Gallery. The gallery features the work of established and emerging artists, focussing on contemporary visual art. The current exhibition is Dreamland The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and Blackpool Chapter. Apparently Sigmund … Continue reading

Guild Wheel, Preston

Guild Wheel, Preston

One of the highlights of the summer was my seven year old son learning to ride his bike. One bike ride later and he was suggesting we try the Guild Wheel. The Guild Wheel is a cycle track that circles Preston, Lancashire. The twenty one mile route takes in Preston docks – the largest 19th … Continue reading