Blogging Feature Review

Beth Made This

I recently entered a competition by Beth Made This. I had a good feeling about it as soon as I entered, which was slightly ridiculous as I have only ever won one competition before. So I tried not to pay too much attention to it. (I do have a habit of misplaced optimism though; whenever I […]

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Cornucopia at the Corn Exchange, Leeds

Cornucopia: A symbol of plenty consisting of a goat’s horn overflowing with flowers, fruit, and corn. (This definition is according to ‘the internet’, so not guaranteed to be entirely correct, but I really like it. Although with the goat’s horn it seems perhaps a bit pagan?!) I’m not sure if it was just me who […]

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Yorkshire Day? You What?!

Before last week, I’d never heard of Yorkshire Day. What is it? What’s the point? If you’re as lost as me, Yorkshire Telly’s Matt Humphreys gives you a bit of a background in his blogpost. There’s quite a lot of cynicism about the day – it’s a marketing ploy, it reinforces stereotypes etc. But that’s […]


Feature: Yorkshire Telly goes LIVE!

I was lucky enough to be part of the audience for the pilot of Yorkshire Telly LIVE! I had no idea what to expect, but Matt Humphreys’ blog post helped to put in context what the project was trying to achieve. This pilot show was an experiment, and a very exciting experiment at that! Mr […]

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FEATURE: Bettakultcha – storytelling in the 21st century

Storytelling is verbally sharing a narrative, whether true or imagined. It began as an oral tradition; stories were committed to memory and passed down through the generations, until the written word came along and captured them in a new form. Storytelling is essentially what happens at Bettakultcha, although it wasn’t necessarily what I was expecting. […]