St Aidan’s RSPB Reserve – Connecting With Nature

This flooded open cast mine has paths that weave through wetlands, with views of the wildlife – and approaching walkers.  It’s not easy to forget the industrial past of this site. A giant walking dragline, which excavated coal here from 1974 to 1988, sits on a hill by the car park. Its impressive bulk is […]

Unusual Ingredients at the Sounds Like THIS Festival

People are aware of the connections between taste and smell. A blocked nose ruins your enjoyment of food, whilst we all gain more satisfaction from eating food that looks visually attractive. The link between sound and taste, however, is less well known.  Unusual Ingredients comprises musicians Jacob Thompson-Bell and Adam Martin, and food artist Caroline […]