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Friday Feature: My Journey Into Short Stories

by Claire Buckle Fifteen years ago, when I was in my late forties, I started writing fiction. Other than emails and the occasional letter, I hadn’t written much else since my student days studying social science  – a subject hardly conducive to making up stories! The phrase “I always wanted to be a ...

Thursday Youth Connectors: Reimagining Our World

by Sameer Iqbal Hello, everyone. It's me, Sameer, writing this week's ‘Youth Connectors’. This edition is based around reimagining our world as we know it. I have numerous guests who have been sending me their input and it's fascinating to see how differently people think and how limitless mankind's imagination is! ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Reimagining Our World

By Eithne Cullen Our Extra pages, this week, look at the theme of 'Reimagining Our World' the courage to fire on all cylinders. There are many sites with inspiring quotations about courage and facing the world bravely. I like this one from Mary Anne Radmacher: “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the ...

Monday Moments: Reimagining The World

Introduced by Holly King Monday is the start of the week, the first day, the reset button. Monday morning, as you get up to an alarm and groggily start your coffee or tea routine (I like mine black, or builder’s style thanks, and you’ll get a closed-eyed nod of appreciation rather ...

As A… Writer: Tom Kernot

This week Write On! talks to author Tom Kernot. Tom is a recently self-published author who writes thrillers inspired by his experiences in work and travel. Having lived all over south London and spent two years in Tanzania, he is currently living in Jordan with his wife and two-year-old son. ...

Thursday Connectors: The Resolve To Be Resilient

by Farzana Hakim Hi, all. It's Farzana, with another interesting and thought-provoking 'Thursday Connectors'. This week, we’re exploring our resilient natures. Continuing on from my article a fortnight back, the idea of 'Resilience' is certainly relevant where the 'Gender Agenda' is concerned. I'll therefore be expanding upon the women’s perspective. To do ...

The Matchgirls Memorial Competition and Workshop

Commemorating the Matchgirls Strike of 1888 Help us get them a statue​ The Matchgirls Memorial is a charitable organisation established to highlight the Strike and remember the Strike leaders’ in the form of a permanent memorial. In 1888 over 1,400 young women walked out on strike from Bryant and May’s match factory in Bow, east London. ...

Thoughtful Tuesdays: Resilience

By Eithne Cullen Our theme this week is 'Resilience'. It's a really broad topic and one we can look at from many different angles. The pandemic throws two immediate meanings into our minds: firstly, the drive and determination we’ve had to show around observing lockdown rules along with the hardship they have ...