an interesting workshop this past week included bonding materials with year 1 at NUA where we managed to work with various plastics, rubbers and sublimation printing to create new materials.
It was good to go North for 36 hours to run book art surgeries in Leeds at The Tetley as part of Pages. Managed to cram in going to Laynes for tasty vegan breakfast in a beautiful design setting, Bundoburst for Indian street food bursting with taste and atmosphere, craft beer at Outlaws Yacht club and extraordinary cocktails at a place I can't remember...... a quick trip out to Ilkley before getting back saw a brisk wander around the moors which was a very different landscape experience to my big sky flat East Anglia experience. I spent most of the journey organising my talk for Turn the Page bookart conference in Norwich, still lots of culling otherwise it would be a 5 hour marathon. https://www.turnthepage.org.uk/
Meanwhile watching Idris Elba DJ in Turn Up Charlie.... it did its thing, the episode at Latitude was fun, spotting the familiar areas, started on what is a total mind scramble, the second season of OA. At the moment in wtf territory with seemingly random, visually glorious acts happening without the support of a narrative. films Mule, too many dubious moments to let its strengths fly and Mary Queen of Scots looked great, the hair alone was worth watching it for. new podcast business wars has an interesting take - so far Marvel v DC comics was fun with a few moments of insightful gossip..