Archive for category Creative Arts
Local author and musician Stephen Harvey has written a book about domestic violence. The book is set in Burslem in the seventies and eighties and is full of local references to keep us Boslemites interested.
‘Echoes Of Pain’ has sold nearly 200 copies already as both an e-book and paperback, and it is now ON SALE in a shop called The Exchange. The book is priced at just £6.99 (while stocks last)
The book has even been sold as far afield as Australia and New Zealand while simultaneously gaining interest a little closer to home from local radio station six towns radio and the local press, who are all keen to hear about his success.
The Exchange is located in Hanley, Stoke on Trent.
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This is a popular question and topic of conversation amongst Stokies and has been the inspiration behind the latest exhibition at the Barewall Gallery in Market Place, Burslem.
Themed on the Potteries and local interest Barewall have the answer in an impressive art print by Ian Persall which features each of the remaining kiln chimneys by artist photographer Ian Pearsall.
Ian Persall, 42, has collated his dramatic photographs taken of the 47 kilns and has produced a stunning collage entitled ‘The Magnificent 47’. With a passion for architectural photography Ian was inspired to capture the kilns as a full series and in response to this popular topic of conversation and all 47 are featured in this unique art print.
Alan Whitehead, Chairman of The Burslem History Club said “It really is impressive to see the remaining 47 in their glory and I have never seen them together in this way before. My first impression was what a magnificent piece. It is a collection of heritage and all of the 6 towns come together in one frame. I hope that we don’t lose any of the 47 in the coming years.”
The exhibition of local interest themed artwork including The Magnificent 47 runs until 4th November.
Forever I will recall
A summer stroll in Stoke
In Blue Bell Wood beside the cut
Resided little folk
I caught a glimpse so briefly
Each one with wings of gold
Sat upon a buttercup
In sunshine bright and bold
Now many think it’s wishful
But I know that it’s true
Underneath the willow branch
Reveals a world of few
So pause and look around you
Let imagination bloom
Each and every fairy tale
May live next door to you
By Stephen Harvey