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Reid Harlaw How many people these days have heard of the battle of Harlaw? It was so traumatic and bloody that people remembered it for generations afterwards in Scotland as 'Reid Harlaw'...

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Samuel Palmer’s Valley of Vision The artist Samuel Palmer is widely considered to have painted his best pictures whilst living in the small West Kent village of Shoreham, nestled in the Darenth valley, the only break in the North Downs.

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Cafe Writers Norfolk Commission 2012 In 1942 five Breckland villages were chosen for requisition by the Armed Forces and residents were given less than 21 days to leave their land and homes. Broadcasting features real and imaginary villagers who gave up their homes and their land.

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The Stack of Quarters There is a book that Martin Amis doesn't always like to admit he's written. His flutter through the arcade subculture of the 1970s is recorded in an awesome slab of a book, Invasion of the Space Invaders.

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These are dark and evil days From a poet’s perspective, one of the most interesting responses to the death of Margaret Thatcher (among the many thousands of articles from all quarters of the press) has been George Szirtes’ surprisingly personal reaction.

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Chiasmic Exquisite Corpse at the Pepper House Receive debut issue of Lighthouse via email this morning. Read en route to the inaugural Kochi-Muziris biennale. We discuss how editing is a kind of curation. Do artists approach gallery owners like poets approach editors?

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A Few Dos It's been quiet on the Lighthouse blog, for mostly good reasons. Since we opened for submissions, members of the team have had to keep things ticking over...

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Lighthouse Submissions We're aware of a small number of people having trouble submitting to Lighthouse. As a temporary measure, we're accepting submissions via email...

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Aldeburgh at Snape It is a remarkable feat, that with such thorough preparation (folders with instructions, boxes of bits including pins, spare paper, pencils, handouts), us volunteers turn up on the Friday, pick up and become the scaffold for this well honed festival.

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Mixtapes (Part 1) When I moved to Norfolk I led a bit of a double life; during the week I was an undergraduate poetry student, but when the weekend came I was professional wrestler...

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