Alison Smith – Profile of an Artist

Alison Smith, the first artist in residence at East Street Arts’ 130 Vicar Lane and one of the artists approached by the Leeds BID for the #ChristmasinLeeds project, talks to Alys Marshall about her latest work, her creative process and upcoming collaborations. I begin by asking about Alison’s previous work, as she has already been involved […]

Elmet by Fiona Mozley – Book review

In September, my book club chose Fiona Mozley’s debut novel Elmet for our monthly read. We met in our usual café on a freezing autumn evening and had a lively discussion, albeit huddled around hot drinks. This review contains some of my favourite thoughts from that evening, without giving anything too important away… While I was reading Elmet, it […]