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"The Girl Who Forgets How to Walk captures the precariousness and fragility of life"

Luke Kennard

Kate Davis writes magical realist poems born of the hills, marshes and coastal edgelands of south Cumbria.

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"Enjoying immensely ... Perceptive and beautifully written"

Lyn Gardner

From the tip of Cornwall to the Isle of Mull, Amber Massie-Blomfield takes the road less travelled to discover Britain’s most astonishing and unexpected theatres.

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"A marvellous firework of a book ... a Moby Dick and Ancient Mariner for our times"

Ian McMillan

An Ocean of Static transforms the dense, fragmented archive of the North Atlantic into an astonishing sea of fresh new text.

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What happens when memories disappear? Where do they go — and can we get them back?   Using just his voice and a Roland TD-4KP electric drumkit, Antosh Wojcik explores the effects of dementia on speech, memory and motor skills. Assigning rhythms to family members, Antosh attempts to build a ‘voice-percussion gun’ to destroy inherited […]

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