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22 Jan 2018
The lights from dartmoor prison glowing in the early evening mist

NEW PODCAST

Following on from my visit to Dartmoor last year, I’ve produced a new podcast based on the experience. The word magical us used easily, and often in terms of joyful, childlike responses. That magic was present on Dartmoor, but there was also an unsettling darkness that followed me. You can hear more of what I’ve got to say by listening here… I also interview Manchester based artist Claire Riley about working at dawn in the city, and our need to […]

22 Jan 2018
The lights from dartmoor prison glowing in the early evening mist

DARTMOOR – AN ATTEMPT TO ESCAPE

Whilst I was in Dartmoor the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia arrived, bringing with it sand from the Saharan desert. I could feel the energies of the ancient land be changed as nature raged across the moorland. THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS TAKEN FROM THE PODCAST BASED ON MY JOURNEY TO DARTMOOR. NQL PODCAST- DAWN ON DARTMOOR The house where I was staying on Dartmoor was in a hollow. Growing up around Manchester, and now living in a high rise, I’m […]

01 Aug 2015
store street piccadilly manchester

STORE STREET, PICCADILLY 4.43AM

STORE STREET, PICCADILLY 4.43AM When I can see that the dawn will be clear and rain free, I try to look East, where, behind Ancoats, the sky begins its daytime shift soft and golden. As this morning began there was a stillness in the area, at odds with its past and its future intentions. Here, amongst tatty trees and unruly undergrowth, living is slowly encroaching upon working as factory units begin to quietly retreat, and flats trespass further into what […]

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