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Recording of the week: Silversmithing - 2D to 3D

Monday, March 27, 2017

This week's selection comes from Liz Wright, National Life Stories Project Interviewer. Rod Kelly is a silversmith who specialises in the technique of chasing to create low relief decoration on the surface of silver vessels, which he often raises (hammers...

The medieval origins of Mothering Sunday

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Mothering Sunday falls every year on the 4th Sunday in Lent, also called Mid-Lent Sunday or Refreshment Sunday, referring to its sense of respite halfway through this season of fasting and penitence. The modern recognition of this day came about...

Tech to boost your growing business

Friday, March 24, 2017

The ability to find solutions to age-old problems using technology has meant that businesses can realise their potential and reach a wide audience at an affordable cost. An example of this can be seen 100 feet below the streets of Clapham in South London, where something quite unusual is happening.

‘Post-it’ notes in the Will Self archive

Friday, March 24, 2017

Chris Beckett writes: ‘My books begin life in notebooks, then they move on to Post-it notes, the Post-its go up on the walls of the room […] short story ideas, tropes, metaphors, gags, characters, etc. When I'm working on a...

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