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Reviews, Theatre Theatre Brothel 2.0 at Hull Truck Theatre - Saturday 29th September 2012 By Michelle Dee Photographs by Cilla Wykes
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Fiction - Sunday Girl By Harry Fenwick
So, it's a Sunday afternoon and it's heat haze, wobbling in the dips in the road, and you've been playing cricket at Broadgate with your mates in the gardens there (first one to tip it into the newt-pond wins outright - you'd never be allowed, these days, what with them being a protected species and all) and you've stowed all your gear in your bag and strapped it onto the rack at the back of the Honda 90 Read more...

News, Arts Lucy Beaumont Wins Top Comedy Award By Michelle Dee
Lucy Beaumont from Hull has won BBC Radio 2 New Comedy Award 2012: the nationwide search to find the best new stand-up comedy talent in the UK. The heats for the annual competition were held in venues across the country between August and October 2012. Lucy Beaumont made it all the way to the finals held at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool. Read more...

Poetry - Poppy Power By Ted Harben
Do you ever sense the visions
in the poppy that you buy,
the countless squads of soldiers
ever cheerful, marching by?
See the bloody scenes of battle,
the carnage of the guns;
or watch the ghosts returning,
Grotesque automatons?

Poetry - Ode to a Tea Bag By Ruth Dixon
Tea, I love thee
You're yang to my yee
But when you're mint
You're not everything
You're cracked up to be
Tea, you and me
When I find myself in times of trouble PG

Poetry Casa Nostra By Pamela Scobie
He took her away from a house that had loved her
And told her to find another
So they could be together.
'You'll do it, kid,' he said.
So she did.
It was in need of affection and care
And he wasn't there.

Poetry - A Study of Mischief By Bronwyn Ellis
When sticking my nose into trouble,
Cured the bullies' thirst at school,
It was worth those shitty grades,
To know that I could still keep cool,
And deal out rebel stories,
To naughty pups half my size.

Poetry - Bonfire Night Memories By Simon Icke
It's bonfire night and the sky
is full of crackles and bangs,
brightly coloured lights.
The damp November air;
full of gunpowder and
the smell of fires
and smoke
everywhere!

Places to Visit - Rudd On The Road Part 30: The Greatest Water Fight in the World By Steve Rudd
After the madness of April's Full Moon Party on Koh Phangan, I needed a spot of down-time. In typical fashion, a mass exodus from Koh Phangan occurred the morning after the night before, so I wasn't the only person who was making a beeline for Koh Tao, the much smaller yet arguably far more beautiful island located north of Koh Phangan. Read more...

Articles - Memories of Hull Part 5 By Terry Hood
When I was in my early teens I went to my grandparents in Gypsyville to do any shopping for them. I remember going to the cinema in Gypsyville but cannot remember the name of it. It was just a few yards from the corner of North Road towards Dairycoates. Read more...

Poetry HU7 Part One By Kerry-Joe Pulford
Hand whipped
Double breasted
Thigh lifted
TV twisted
Almost de-railed, too thin, too pale, looks quite scary for her age,
Hides behind the home page.
Best diet ever tasted,
Direct from How to Look Good Wasted.

Poetry - Cut Out These Cut Outs By Jan McGeachie
How effective will placing
Cardboard cut-outs
Of serving police officers
Be, inside stores?
Will they deter
Those intent on shoplifting

Places to Visit - Rudd On The Road Part 29: Raindance By Steve Rudd
In spite of the showers sweeping across the Thai island of Koh Phangan, I'd arranged to meet up with a couple of guys I'd initially met on a bus between Bangkok and Surat Thani. Having bumped into each other again whilst frantically searching for budget accommodation on the island earlier in the day, I was due to catch up with British backpacker Christopher Jackson Read more...

Poetry - Pipe Dreams By Terry Ireland Photograph by Roland Standaert
Yet another empty shop;
another set of dashed hopes?
Maybe a young couple who
just didn't know the ropes.
I wonder how they felt,
what plans they had made
and how long it took
for all their hopes to fade.

Reviews, Theatre Thursday 5th July 2012 - Fred Voss and Joan Jobe-Smith - The Longbeach Connection at Hull Truck - Humber Mouth Literature Festival By Michelle Dee Photographs by Cilla Wykes
Tonight's poetry performance was the culmination of three years effort, to bring the highly respected Californian writer Fred Voss to Hull. All week I'd been hearing reverential murmurings about the two visiting poets, particularly from the writers in my midst. Wearing dark shades, dressed in black from head to toe, the flame haired Joan Jobe-Smith, Read more...

Reviews, Theatre Theatre Brothel 2.0 at Hull Truck Theatre - Saturday 29th September 2012 By Michelle Dee Photographs by Cilla Wykes
In recent years, film and theatre reviews have become littered with the following: Spoiler Alert! So what can I tell you about Theatre Brothel 2.0 without giving the game away? The Theatre Brothel experience begins as you walk the back corridors and passageways of the theatre. Which two of the four shows you got to see in any given night, depended on what answers you gave to some probing questions. Read more...

Reviews, Theatre Tuesday 3rd July 2012 - Hannah Silva and Helen Mort at Fruit - Humber Mouth Literature Festival By Michelle Dee Photographs by Cilla Wykes
Not very often I'm lost for words after a performance. I can usually begin to frame my response, think in terms of genre, style, influences. Not so for Hannah Silva. Ghost Running was a special collaborative spoken word performance with renowned Yorkshire poet Helen Mort, and took place at Fruit in Hull's historic Fruit market area, for the Humbermouth Literature Festival. Read more...

Reviews, Theatre Monday 2nd July 2012 - Ross Sutherland: The Three Stigmata of Pacman at Fruit - Humber Mouth Literature Festival By Michelle Dee Photographs by Cilla Wykes
The annual Humber Mouth Literature Festival in Hull moved into its second week; a week filled with innovative and acclaimed spoken word artists curated by Write to Speak and Fresh Ink in the Hard Rhymes & Great Exclamations strand of the festival. The performers are arriving in Hull from as far afield as York, Devon, Los Angeles Read more...

Reviews, Art Revelations On The Edge by Sarah Pennington at Red Gallery - June 2012 By Michelle Dee. Photographs courtesy Sarah Pennington
A whale bone washed up on a distant shoreline; a battered old tin found loch side returning to its place of origin; strange crab claw tools; methodical arrangements of chalky bone fragments from fish and fowl. These are just some of the curios that await you when you visit Revelations on the Edge. Artist and sculptor Sarah Pennington left her home in Hull and spent 3 months on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Read more...

Places to Visit - Pickering Road Community Orchard By Melanie Fullard
Did you know that Hull has its very own community orchard right here in Pickering Road? Neither did I until recently! It's situated at the end of Cranberry Way near the Five Ways roundabout (Just behind the allotments.) The orchard was opened in 2004 with grants from the National Lottery, Hull City Council and the NHS Trust at a time when allotments were still very unfashionable; nowadays Read more...

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