Marianne FaithfullThe only way you can do anything any good is through love

The Arts Team have been really moved by this recent find on WeTransfer – How Marianne Faithfull and Warren Ellis’ poetic new record She Walks in Beauty was built on decades of friendship, passion and collaboration… it’s a very touching listen/read … check it out! here’s a link to the original article: https://wepresent.wetransfer.com/story/marianne-faithfull-she-walks-in-beauty/# What effectContinue reading “Marianne FaithfullThe only way you can do anything any good is through love”

The Owl and the Chimpanzee

Library colleagues across the country have been sharing poems for Mental Health Awareness Week. Here’s one  by clinical hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Jo Camacho which beautifully articulates the internal battle many of us face when the more primitive part of our brain (the chimp brain) takes control. The wise owl within all of us is seen here fightingContinue reading “The Owl and the Chimpanzee”

My First Memory (of librarians)

This is my first memory:A big room with heavy wooden tables that sat on a creaky     wood floorA line of green shades—bankers’ lights—down the centerHeavy oak chairs that were too low or maybe I was simply     too short          For me to sit in and readSo my first book was always big In the foyer up four steps aContinue reading “My First Memory (of librarians)”