Book Discovery: How To Make Coffee – The Science Behind the Bean by Lani Kingston

Book Discovery: How To Make Coffee – The Science Behind the Bean by Lani Kingston

  Wandering Manchester’s Northern Quarter at lunch time is a great way to jump-start creativity and a quick duck into my favourite creative book store Magma always brightens the afternoon. I was delighted to find a little gem of a book this week, sitting among the kitchen accessories and miniature models. It not only wins on content but is, for want of a more eloquent description, just real damn pretty. To discuss the most important part *ahem* the content, How to Make Coffee – The Science Behind the Bean gives a concise summary of what coffee is and exactly how it works, including explanations of its origins, history and its

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Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2016

Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair 2016

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair in early March provided a great excuse to grab some inspiration for my year-long Complete Printmaker course at Salford’s Hot Bed Press. I was also looking forward to continuing my exploration of Yorkshire’s thriving arts scene and the legacy that the likes of Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore have left to the county’s towns. Location and Facilities  The fair was like Christmas Day for a first-year traditional printmaking student. As I arrived at 11am, cute street food carts from Pizza Fella and Manjit’s Kitchen were setting up outside like mobile works of art in their own right. Set up in the Calder, a converted mill space

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Reykjavik’s art galleries in one day

Reykjavik’s art galleries in one day

It’s entirely possible to explore Reykjavik’s art galleries in one day in winter, with time for coffee stops. Most winter travellers stay in the city for less than a week and prioritise nature and excursions. However, if you’re into all things creative, we recommend taking the time to delve into Reykjavik’s art galleries in one day or even better, across two days, fitting in further-out locations and exploring the fantastic street art. Why is Reykjavik famous for art? You may have heard that Reykjavik is a thriving hub of art, music, alternative and generally any kind of culture. This is something we found to

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