Maybe I'm just waiting
to move on to the next life
as thoughts cut through my mind
like the mad man with a knife
In the darkness of redemption
stood the poet with no voice
for my youth destroyed my soul Read more...
Poetry - Buy One Get One Free By Mark Walmsley
Buy now and save with 'splat' you will be utterly amazed
Our busty blondes that advertise it, will leave you purely dazed
It works wonders in the bath and around the kitchen sink
It turns all surfaces sparkling clean or that's what we make you think
By now you will be hypnotized, to our advertisement plea Read more...
Poetry - Dream By Phil Pretheroe
I've seen bombs on trains,
And buildings meet planes,
But I've never seen a black man in the white house.
I've seen boys walk and wave,
Turn to men and march to graves,
But I've never seen a black man in the white house. Read more...
Poetry - My Mate Dan By Andy Grant
My mate Dan is a very silly man,
A very silly man indeed,
He wants to change his life and risk his bloody life
To jump out of a Hercules,
A territorial man with dark red hat,
He has chosen to follow his dad,
Fiction - Side Orders - A Joe Geraghty Story By Nick Quantrill
'Ahmet's paranoid, man.'
I turned to Darren and shrugged. Ignoring him, I continued looking out of the car window and into the Hull night, the city flashing by. 'You've been robbed twice this week' I said. It had just turned midnight. People were staggering home, the streets slowly emptying, but plenty of drunks still wanted their fix of fast food.
'Bad luck, Joe. That's all. It happens.' Darren laughed. 'It's cool to have a bodyguard, though.'
'I guess so.' It'd make a good story down the pub, if nothing else.
News, Arts Free Theatre Tickets for Under 26's
Now here's something you don't see everyday - FREE nights out from Monday to Thursday at Hull Truck Theatre.
Here's how to get them:
1. Collect an application form from Hull Truck Box Office and fill it in. You only need to do this once and you will be able to book as many tickets for yourself as you like!
2. Post the form or drop it back into the Box Office.
3. Book your tickets by calling Hull Truck or dropping into the theatre.
Poetry - First Love and Your Love By Laurenceaux
I love you inside.
Deep inside, protected and warmed
where no-one-else has been,
and as with undercurrents
you move unseen in me,
you stir my heart
kick me inside
Poetry - Brief Encounter By Terry Ireland
I was walking to the station
To catch an early morning train
Not a very nice day
Dark with drizzly sort of rain
When this voice beside me said
Hi would you like a lift
I'm not normally here at this time Read more...
Poetry - Battered By Michelle Dee
Did you fail to turn in, are you getting too thin?
Is this the year to finally stop all the drugs you're taking?
Kid yourself it's all okay. You already know
you'll have to pay. So lie inside,
die inside, it doesn't really matter.
Just another night and day, when you got battered. Read more...
Articles - You Scare Me By Alex
'You scare me'
Having that said to you, just once, is one time too many. Why? Why was this person scared of me? Drunken rage? Membership in the BNP? A predilection for bumming puppies? Nope, none of those (admittedly scary) things.
I had done nothing but acquire a label; 'Psychotic'.
So what do people understand by that? Usually it's some media inspired portrayal of a reality avoiding, maniac
with a large blade. The reality is both fairer and fouler than the common perception.
No, psychotics are not automatically or overwhelmingly prone to violence or abuse.
News, Arts Write to Speak Featuring Tony Walsh and Dennis Just Dennis at Hull Truck on Wednesday 15th July 09
The next Write to Speak presents northern poets Tony Walsh and
Dennis Just Dennis at the Studio Stage at Hull Truck.
Supporting Tony and Dennis will be Hull poetry performers, Joe Hakim and Mike Watts with more of their down to earth poetry pieces.
If you've missed the previous shows, now's your chance to catch some real performances, showing you poetry like you've never seen it before. Edgy, dynamic and sometimes shocking, Write to Speak will challenge and entertain
Places to Visit - Rudd On The Road Part Thirteen: The Green Side of Hollywood By Steve Rudd
Keen to see a side of LA that the majority of visitors to the city never get to appreciate, I couldn't have been more pleased when my friend Dave Kebo, a movie-maker who was raised in LA and knows much of it like the back of his hand, offered to show me around.
It was St. Patrick's Day, and our first port of call was a cafe in the Silver Lake district, east of Hollywood. Neither of us had so far indulged in breakfast, so we ordered up and sat back, sitting out on the busy sidewalk in order to increase our chances of spotting a celeb.
News - New parking prices make shoppers smile at St Stephen's Shopping Centre
St Stephen's Shopping Centre continues to offer great service to customers by reducing the parking price to just £1.00 after 4pm during the week and all day Sunday.
From Monday 6th July 2009 Hull city centre visitors can enjoy this reduced parking price - perfect for after work shopping visits or meeting friends for a bite to eat and evening's entertainment at Reel Cinema or nearby Gala Bingo.
With all stores, now joined by Next, open until 7pm weekdays, 6pm Saturdays, and 8pm on Thursday, you can shop 'til you
Poetry - The Speaker of The Commons By Patrick Henry
Mick Martyr, a Clyde worker, worth his metal,
Falls on his sword, they carry for State Opening.
Rows rage on MPs, on two home loans, two jags,
Two lav. seats, two blue films, two mistresses,
To show the masses, who now their master is;
Two turtle-doves, to bill and coo, in their cote,
To house the ducks, spare no expense; to float Read more...
News, Arts Take My Hand - Peter Lowsley
An avid follower of Hull City and with a life-long passion for the city, Peter Lowsley decided to champion both in his own words.
Peter's first attempt at writing a book, Take My Hand , is out now. Over the course of the last season Peter and his family followed the Tigers home and away.
'The book covers our historic first season in the Premier League and charts all of the games.' Although keen to point out it's not a string of match reports, Peter can't deny it's a real pro-Hull story!
Reviews, Theatre - Write to Speak featuring Luke Wright at Hull Truck - Monday 29th June 09 By Mark Walmsley
After attending the first Write to Speak session back in May featuring Mike Watts, Joe Hakim and Mandi Lowe, I certainly wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to attend the second instalment with Luke Wright on Monday night.
I arrived at pretty much the same time as the last Write to Speak performance at about 7.20 pm for an 8.00
Reviews, Films - Emma Rugg's Directions Tour By Steve Rudd
It's fair to say that it has been relatively quiet on the Emma Rugg front over the past couple of years. I, for one, thought she'd relocated to the United States in the wake of the Directions Tour she undertook there with Henry Doss in 2007. Having first made contact through the BBC radio show Raw Talent in 2003, Emma had visited Henry in the states on a couple of occasions prior to heading over to hit the Read more...
News, Arts Write to Speak Featuring Luke Wright at Hull Truck on Monday 29th June 09
Following its sell-out debut at Hull Truck last month, Write to Speak, Yorkshire's first theatre
based spoken word/poetry event presents spoken word artist Luke Wright with his latest show,
A Poet's Work is Never Done as part of the Humber Mouth Literature Festival.
4Talent award winner Luke Wright might just be the hardest working
Poetry - We interrupt your programming to go live to the BBC News desk ... By Mark Walmsley
'Reports are just coming in that...
Democracy has just been assassinated
From the comments from the gentleman in the hat
He witnessed the murder as orchestrated
There is widespread panic on the streets
Carnage, devastation an attack on the elite' Read more...
CD Reviews - Winds Of Time - Glenn Williams and The Ullbillies (Lazy Swede Productions) By Jim Soars - Courtesy Of Maverick Country Music Magazine
Hull's very own Glenn Williams is one of the hardest working composers and musicians in the UK country roots crossover genre. His latest release Winds of Time highlights his song writing credentials with ten new tracks making their first appearance.
Again ably assisted by his regular band The Ullbillies that comprise guitarist / percussionist / keys