Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Britain's new erosion of the Right to Choose

Despite the unusual spectacle of glorious weather over the bank holiday weekend, coming back to the UK has been a fairly depressing experience. My gorgeously grumpy Yorkshire grandfather used to … Continue reading

August 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

In praise of in-laws

There is a well-established tradition in Australian social life of events where, after a little initial mingling, attendees separate out along strict gender lines. The archetype of this is the … Continue reading

August 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Moss Side open day photos

For various reasons I’ve been distinctly ambivalent about returning home to Manchester in the coming weeks. But this set of wonderful images from Hannah Beatrice, reporting the ‘Open Yardens‘ event … Continue reading

August 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kathleen Jamie’s ‘Among Muslims’

Over a year ago I started a blog to record a specific project – a long overland journey – which didn’t come about. As a result I’m killing the blog … Continue reading

August 18, 2011 · Leave a comment