A Bounteous Food Celebration To Close The Ledbury Poetry Festival

Ledbury Food Celebration  10 th July 2016

There was simply a plethora of food and drink to sample and purchase. With the emphasis on local produce it makes one think Ledbury and its outlying districts could easily be self-sufficient in what arrives at the dinner table.

Poets and musicians took to the stage in a display of cool local talent.

Ledbury Food Group, appreciative of the production processes and the gratifying experience eating is, organise the event annually to tie in with the closing of the Poetry festival.

Quality rather than quantity was the hallmark of this year’s celebration and for all the foodies who attended it was a bounteous day.

Review/Photography by Ed Mustafic, Magnetic Records and Freelance Photographer

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BookArt16: A Treasure Trove Of Hand-Crafted Books Tucked Away At The Ledbury Poetry Festival

1 July- 10 July  BOOKART16  The Weavers Gallery, Church Lane, Ledbury  HR8 1DW (this exhibition is now closed)

Cover:  ‘Altered Box Of Much Loved Paints’ by  Jeanette McCulloch 

Each year Ledbury’s BookArt group holds an exhibit during the Ledbury Poetry Festival featuring a collective of works crafted over the span of a year applying various mediums and poetry to create hand-crafted, and at times, printed books. The authors’ works come to life through the use of paints, photography, eco dying, ancient felt making, upcycling and ceramics.

I have attended the Book Art exhibition for the past 3 years as part of the poetry festival experience I look forward to with anticipation. Each exhibit showcases a variety of talent which differs from artist to artist, each as engaging as the last.  I find myself consumed by the pages of each book, and there is nothing more intimate than flipping through the pages of what feels like a personal journey guided by each artist.

It is never possible to cover each artist’s work at these exhibits but there were various special pieces I felt drawn to.

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Jenny Leigh used an Eco Printing technique for her book.

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The Punk Review: PiL @The TramShed Cardiff

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Public Image Live at the TramShed Cardiff 29th May 2016

WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Well what an amazing night that was! Although PiL have been one of my favourite bands for decades now – since I first saw them on TOTP around 12 years old- I didn’t know much about their past at the time, but even at that age I can remember sitting on the floor of my parents home watching  the general 80’s bollocks on the telly whilst everyone was chatting away among themselves when suddenly, on comes good old Johnny. Continue reading “The Punk Review: PiL @The TramShed Cardiff”