Magic Eight Ball: why do I keep you?

Magic Eight Ball: why do I keep you?

Dormant Things Send us your story Using your pictures Your stories Blog Publications, events and resources Magic Eight Ball why do I keep you? “You can count on it!” it says. Not quite the answer, I think. But it has been on a journey. It was given to me whilst I was...
Old stuffed bunny: new life and home

Old stuffed bunny: new life and home

Dormant Things Send us your story Using your pictures Your stories Blog Publications, events and resources This is my oldest brother’s stuffed bunny. It’s 50-odd years old. I always liked it and semi-adopted it as a child, when he had moved on to other...
Sketching dormant things

Sketching dormant things

Dormant Things Send us your story Using your pictures Your stories Blog Publications, events and resources As part of her one year residency at the Morgan Centre, the illustrator and urban sketcher Lynne Chapman has been accompanying me on some of my follow-up dormant...
A severed plait: keeping old hair

A severed plait: keeping old hair

Dormant Things Send us your story Using your pictures Your stories Blog Publications, events and resources A drawing by Lynne Chapman, who is the Leverhulme Trust funded artist-in-residence at the Morgan Centre at the University of Manchester. Two plaits, cut off at...