Stories by contributor
4-Nov-1999One day towards the end of the 1940s, 'a small urchin on a new bike' was cycling along the still-cobbled streets of Huddersfield. The sound of beautiful music magnetised him and he followed it until it led him through an open door and up an imposing flight of stairs, where he found himself eavesdropping on a rehearsal for Handel's 'Messiah'. That early experience sowed two seeds which were later to flourish in the life of Keith Hellawell, uk Anti-Drugs Co-Ordinator: a love of music ...
22-Jul-1999Barry Hines, author of Kes, is writer-in-residence at Sheffield Hallam University. He loves buildings - cinemas and railway stations indiscriminately - and Blackpool Tower and Burlington House in particular. He hates the Barbican Centre: 'You can't find it, and when you do, you can't find your way round it. Buildings should be accessible.' Nor does he like 'picture-postcard' cottages: 'Small rooms, low ceilings, too dark.'