Monthly Archives: March 2013


The Hunterian Museum contains human remains. The Hunterian Museum contains the skeleton of a man who expressly asked to be buried at sea. The challenge: to use the collection – and creative writing – to explore ideas of ‘normal’ ‘exotic’ … Continue reading

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What do Pele and Gypsy Rose Lee have in common?

They’ve both published crime fiction. Fact. GRL’s was titled something along the lines of ‘garroted by her own g-string.’ No, really. Spring #4 found us in the British Library, appropriately enough, for a series of Cleudo-inspired  prompts and a look at their … Continue reading

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‘at sixes and sevens’ – the expression derives from the ordering of the Guilds. Who knew? Week #3 found us in the City, starting in St Lawrence Jewry as the organist warmed up the pipes ahead of their lunchtime concert. Prompting began … Continue reading

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spring #2 X-ray or kiss? Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

‘Which do you remember, the first time you saw an X-ray, or the first time you felt a kiss? Both? For me, it’s both.’ AL Kennedy With International Women’s Day around the corner, there was something celebratory in the air. The … Continue reading

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We’re back! Spring #1 Lubetkin’s Shiny Spandrels

Nothing’s Too Good For Ordinary People Sharp sunshine, an unexpected bonus as we met (some brand new writers alongside returning Writing The City regulars) and off we went, to the London Metropolitan Archive’s Frost Fair exhibition, then back to Mary … Continue reading

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