The Maker The Charles Causley Literary Blog

‘Good Luck to You Leo Grande’- A Film Review

Premiering at the 2022 Sundance festival, Sophie Hyde’s Good Luck to You Leo Grande follows recently widowed ex-schoolteacher, Nancy Stoakes...

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August 17, 2022

A Timeline of 20th Century British Cinema: From 1910-2000

Throughout my time at university, I’ve been both volunteering and working at The Bill Douglas Cinema Museum. Here, I’ve come...

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August 15, 2022

What to Watch: The Best Indie Cinema to Watch in August 2022

Not sure on what to watch this summer as you hide out from the sweltering heat in your dark and...

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August 10, 2022

The Causley Festival of Arts and Literature 2022- A View from the Other Side …

What a year July has been.  Each day of the rosy month was filled with planning, planning and more planning...

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August 8, 2022

Interpreting Artwork for Gallery Newbies

The world of galleries and museums can often seem very daunting. A person inexperienced in the art world may struggle...

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August 1, 2022

‘Talisman’ by Jackie Taylor

Jackie Taylor lives and works in Cornwall. She is currently studying for an MLitt in Creative Writing at Glasgow University....

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July 26, 2022

‘Owl Dream’ by Annemarie Cooper

Walking in nature is essential to Annemarie Cooper’s writing. She has had two pamphlets published Seeds by Fkarestack, The Flight...

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July 22, 2022

Twyelyghte by Ellie Rees

Ellie Rees is a former teacher who retired and became a poet. Her first collection, ‘Ticking’ was published by Hedgehog...

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July 20, 2022

Back to the Poetry Basics: Write a Haiku with Me!

Sometimes the shortest and sweetest of poems can be just as effective as a two-page long ballad. In accordance with...

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July 15, 2022

‘Another Poem about our Early Days’ by Sarah Barr

Sarah Barr lives in Dorset where she writes poetry and fiction. Her writing has appeared in various magazines, anthologies and...

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July 13, 2022

‘Heartbroken and Hungover in Oxfam Books and Music’ by Caroline Burrows

Caroline Burrows’ poetry has featured on BBC Radio 4, been printed in BBC Sky at Night Magazine, and shown at the Sheffield Adventure and Kendal Mountain Film Festivals.  Her...

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July 11, 2022

The ‘Lightbulb Moment:’ How to ignite inspiration for your next poem

We’ve made it to July, which can only mean one thing: it’s poetry! As the theme for this month is...

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July 8, 2022
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