The Shrieking Violet


Art and culture magazine and blog edited by writer, researcher and sometime musician Natalie Bradbury.

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pro-vegetable, anti-estate agent graffiti in Hulme (spotted on my way to the Oxford Road fruit and veg stall).

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decided to try and make it for him as a birthday cake (despite my hatred of raisins/mixed fruit/anything lemony).

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got 'Bara Brith' fruit bread recipe postcard when I went to Llandudno, 's dream cake (my nightmare).

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also got this postcard y'day showing old fire engine in action outside London Road Fire Station, !

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got this postcard of 1950s fire engine outside , Toad Lane from Rochdale Gtr M'cr fire museum y'day

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got this postcard of a 1950s fire engine outside 31 Toad Lane from Rochdale's Greater M'cr fire museum yesterday!

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found tiny black raspberries growing among all the blackberries along the Ship Canal (the unripe ones are orange!)

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also got 30s book on art education by Evelyn Gibbs who was involved in Pictures for Schools scheme I'm researching

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decided it's time to put my surviving pumpkin seedlings (3/5) outside in bigger pots. They're getting tiny flowers

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lovely made me a really cool skirt for my birthday, all by himself! Chose the fabric and everything

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got the best card in the post from my (non-veggie) mum at the weekend (she bought it during a trip to Hastings).

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also went to see Peter Lanyon's tiled mosaic in Maxwell Fry's engineering building (not v good mobile phone pic)!

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saw an Only Fools and Horses-themed boat on our walk along the Peak Forest Canal yesterday, near Marple!

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little things that brighten up the day:getting a letter with a nice modernist (and public-transport themed) stamp!

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forgot my camera, so took some blurry phone pics. Really interesting to hear about all the sustainability measures

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on the plus side, I've just started growing pumpkins using seeds my workmates bought me ages ago!

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flier and pre-order form for architectural sculptor William Mitchell's forthcoming autobiography. #concrete

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one of the nicer things about packing is rediscovering old letters. Got a whole trunk's worth of post from friends

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Waiting for the Levenshulme Baths and Library demo to start on Stockport Road. Loads of people here, lots of signs.

had fun/noisy/tiring day teaching 5-7 year olds in Oldham samba.Lovely '30s primary school, lots of parquet floors

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