Sunday, 23 February 2014

February Round-Up

Once again I`m blogging belatedly, but hopefully, these few items may be of interest.

Local author Neal James is offering a helping online hand to budding authors by ioffering them the chance to have a short story published on his website. Regular visitors to this blog may recall that Nottinghams` W W Morgan does something sinilar.

To learn more, click here ;

Staying with the written word, last month this blog was happy to make the acquaintance online of  Sienna Mae Heath, a resident of LeHigh Valley (Pennsylvania/New Jersey, USA), an admirer of Robert Louis Stevenson. Among her other accomplishments, Sienna is a freelance contributor to local newspapers The Morning Call and  The Express-Times.

To see a selection of her writings, use these links ;

I gather she is also writing a novel inspired by her experience of living in Europe and the UK. Hopefully, we`ll have more on that at a later date.

Changing tack slightly, back in the UK, the organisation Sense About Science has launched a campaign known as Ask for Evidence which claims to hold companies, public bodies, politiciansd and commentators accountable for the claims they make. The campaign is supported by the British Humanist Association.

For more details ;

We end by turning full circle and returning to the Midlands where the Leicestershire town of Hinckley is home to a campaign to save the Old Regent (aka Flutters) , a 1920s art deco theatre-turned-cinema-turned bingo hall. Now standing empty, the Old Regent faces an uncertain future due to plans for a car park.

Learn more by using these links ;

The photos of the interior of the Old Regent/Flutters are by photographer Michael Hess, and is used by permission of .

Use these links to see more photos by Mr Hess, including more of the interior of the Old Regent ;

1 comment:

  1. The Old Regent is an amazing building! My mom used to tell me stories about it! Too bad that lots of great theatres, casinoes etc. are closing. I think the have a lot of historical background and value! I guess this ald traditional houses have to take a step aside for all the online gaming like and others, it's part of the globalisation and the huge spreading of the internet all over the world! Althought I found out about a small place in Irland that restored an old cinema from the 30s where the city tries to keep this kind of heritage alive!