Monthly Archives: April 2009

The Itchy Ankle Post-Intelligencer

All sorts of news from Itchy Ankle. Kind readers have requested updates on recent Blarney blog posts and so, here by popular demand, is the latest on The Scholar, The Birthday Dress and Naked Men on the Beach. The Scholar has … Continue reading

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Honest Abe and the Oul’ Sod: A History of Ireland in Starch

Caleb, aged nine, was given a project at school: carve a potato to illustrate some aspect of the history of Ireland. Most people would content themselves with: making a spud stamp in the shape of a Celtic symbol sticking a … Continue reading

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Naked men on the beach

To Crosby beach, near Liverpool, England in pursuit of culture. The beach, long, bleak and close to Liverpool’s docks, is home to one hundred naked men– part of sculptor Antony Gormley‘s bold body of work. At first sight, Crosby is … Continue reading

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