Monthly Archives: November 2013

Grayson Perry, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl

This is a very easy read, split into lots of short chapters and so easy to dip into whenever you have five minutes. GP seems to have crammed a lot into his younger life and it’s interesting to see how … Continue reading

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NW

The first section of this is compelling, with its lovely stream-of-consciousness style. I couldn’t connect with the second section quite as much but the plot is still interesting and kept me turning the pages. The third section was extremely hard … Continue reading

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Library of Birmingham

Today I visited the Library of Birmingham for the first time. When I first set eyes on the circular metal cladding (months ago) I didn’t like it at all. Somehow it makes more sense to me now, having been inside … Continue reading

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Grayson Perry

While in Manchester Heena also took me to see Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences exhibition: and I absolutely loved it. I watched the C4 programmes about it afterwards. I think it was better to do it that way … Continue reading

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Manchester architecture

I spent Wednesday and Thursday of this week in Manchester with Heena. We went to see Rates Hall (through which you have to walk to get to the temporary library) and the John Rylands library, which are both quite magical.

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