Three Grim Ghosts of Whitby by Helen M Sant

Haunted as people are by Whitby's quaint cobbled ginnels, dramatic cliffs and Gothic abbey, this bewitching resort has its fair share of ghostly hauntings too. Here is just a sample of Whitby ghost stories: 1. An Unfortunate Accident in the Lighthouse  By day, a stroll on the West pier to climb this 25 metre high lighthouse affords a splendid view…

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Charms of Whitby

  I've always found Whitby an enchanting and inspiring place to visit. Once a quiet fishing town, Whitby used to be the best kept secret in coastal Yorkshire. Nowadays the secret is pretty much out. Few can resist a visit to this haven of smugglers' alleys and tiny cottages, flanked by a cliff topped beach. As you trip into town…

The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II

Lots of things here…wonder what picture I ought to do?…mmmm. A challenge.

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 The Horned God and the Wild Hunt – Viking Comic Inc. II

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Each text box needs a picture; acrylics, digital, photo of a sculpture, real world picture, inked, leather work, collage, weaving, stuff.

(I have created initial artwork (of a sorts) and now ask that you replace it – and this will progress / evolve as the tour progresses)

This follow up to The Hammer Flies is a collaborative graphic novel for online display and as a presentation on screen at festivals and museums across much of the Viking lands.

We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating our amazing Graphic Novel presentation The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below. We are looking for artist contributors now!

(Contains Viking Scenes of war)

text box intro 02We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for Markets, Festivals and Museums and our graphic novel presentations have…

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A recipe to use up soft cheese: Bacon, leek and cheese pie

You know how it is – you buy a box of soft cheese on a whim, then you have a load to use up.  This is one tasty recipe idea to do just that. Ingredients Soft cheese Bacon Leek Onion Two clove… Source: A recipe to use up soft cheese: Bacon, leek and cheese pie

A recipe to use up soft cheese: Bacon, leek and cheese pie

You know how it is - you buy a box of soft cheese on a whim, then you have a load to use up.  This is one tasty recipe idea to do just that. Ingredients Soft cheese Bacon Leek Onion Two cloves of garlic Salad or other baby Potatoes Tomato 0ptional breadcrumbs, salt, pepper and herbs…

Review: The Mai

The Flash and Outbreak of a Fiery Mind

“It’s not fair they teach us desperation so young, or if they do, they should never mention hope.”
Desperation, dejection, and disappointment seem to be the order of the day in Marina Carr’s 1995 play The Mai about a year in the life of a large Irish family full of brilliant but flawed women. Despite being a long and wordy play, with Carr displaying a flair for lyrical as well as naturalistic language, the plot is not the draw here; rather it is the characters and their inner lives that are so interesting and relatable, and the actors, without exception, skilfully bring them to life.

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“I wanted my life to be so huge and heroic and pure.”
The title role of The Mai is a fantastic and exposing part for actor Beryl Nairn, which she clearly relishes and excels in, squeezing every last inch of emotion…

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Review of “Crossed Swords” York Footlights Theatre, Upstage Centre Theatre by Helen M Sant

  In 1718, during the so-called Golden Age of Piracy, two pirates gained notoriety as the most bloodthirsty of their crew. The fact that they were women, is probably why so little is known of their story in modern day Britain. For the same reason, this is a tale that needs and deserves to be…

Review / Seussical – Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York

Casting my mind back to when I was knee high to a grasshopper, my mother encouraged me to read Dr Seuss’ mind-bogglingly eccentric stories of cats in hats and green eggs and ham. They rather puzzled me, so I was intrigued to know how a musical version of the books would work on a Yorkshire…