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I'm co-director of the Leaping Word Poetry Consultancy, which provides advice for poets on writing, editing and publishing, as well as qualified counselling support for those exploring personal issues in their work - https://theleapingword.com. My fifth poetry collection, Learning Finity, is now available from Indigo Dreams or directly from me.

Thursday 27 October 2011

Up North

Been up and down to Leeds half a dozen times in the last few months, for one reason and another.   It's an interesting place. 

And I fell in love the night before last. Look at this!  There's a ticket booth, where we bought our tickets, which I don't ever remember seeing when I was a kid.  And a gilded balcony, red velvet curtains, and an orange clock, which I do.  No usherette with a torch and a tray of tubs and choc ices, though.



  1. wow, that Hyde Park Picture House is a gem!! Is it still a cinema? I've never seen one like it. Do you know how old it is?

  2. It opened in November 1914. There's a link here:


    And yes, it's still working, we saw 'We need to talk about Kevin' there.

  3. Oh - not a link, then, but you can copy it. :-D