John Simmons has news from Edinburgh,
where he also spotted the above 26, in Milnes Bar:
I gave a talk/reading at Edinburgh
Book Festival about my novel Spanish Crossings.
Alongside Clare Clarke whose novel In the full light of the
sun is set in between-wars Berlin. Our chairman Jamie Jauncey
skilfully brought together the connections between our books, the rise of
fascism and contemporary echoes.
Aidan Baker has been working on a
Inspired partly by Places of Poetry (see Ed Prichard’s June recommendation), I’ve started a
personal Google Maps list of British Isles places whose names
have been used for hymn tunes. May this inspire bike journeys, and new words to
the tunes, Christian or otherwise, concerning the places whose names they took.
Europeana, the digital archive for
artworks, artefacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries,
libraries and archives, is launching a new project to commemorate the political
and social changes of 1989, the year of the fall of the Iron Curtain.
People are invited to share their memories
and impressions of 1989 in Europeana’s 1989 ‘blog parade’.
What’s a blog parade? Simply, a call
out to bloggers, vloggers, influencers and others to write about, photograph or
share ideas or memories on their own blogs or profiles. Your posts will contribute
to a greater understanding of 1989 and its events. Your posts will then be
summarised on the Europeana Collections blog.
Everybody can participate in #remember1989 through blogs, Tweets, Facebook updates, Instagram posts,
personal research, online exhibitions – just use the hashtag #remember1989