Cap Stories at Magic Rock for Huddersfield Literature Festival

Lindley Children’s Book Shop and Magic Rock present Recycle: Mother Nature.

/ As part of Huddersfield Literature Festival 2020

An afternoon of art workshops and storytelling, with plenty of children’s books to buy, all based upon an environmental theme.

/ Storytelling: Craig Bradley aka That Poetry Bloke is a local performance poet. Words that you might associate with him are wacky, mad, hilarious, bonkers. Craig will be bringing his fun, inspiring and interactive poetry.

/ Workshops: Alice Bradshaw – Cap Stories
Cap Stories is a rubbish art project collecting local stories and rubbish. Artist Alice Bradshaw illustrates collected stories inside recycled bottle caps and also runs workshops facilitating the capturing of stories through illustration and recycling. Working in collaboration with Magic Rock for Huddersfield Literature Festival 2020; Alice will be running a family-friendly ‘Cap Stories’ workshop inspired by local litter picks and collected stories. Join Alice to capture your own Cap Story. Materials provided (extra caps welcome!)

Bottlecap ‘drop off’ points will be situated at Lindley Children’s Bookshop and Magic Rock Tap (HD1)

Morthering Sunday : 22nd March / 2pm – 6pm / Free
Magic Rock Tap, Willow Lane, Huddersfield, HD1 5EB

Elant / Elland-on-Sea: Past and Future Elland


Elland was recorded as Elant in the Domesday Book. The town’s name is derived from the Old English meaning ‘land by the water, river or land partly or wholly surrounded by water’.

Some scientists project that if global warming increased so much that all the ice caps melt, the sea level would rise by 80m.

My route map of Elland takes us along the new shoreline of future Elland-on-Sea and the postcard above is a photo collage of how Elland Bridge might look like in the future.