Issue 5 of The Shrieking Violet is now finished! It is a seasonal, Christmas special slightly preoccupied with the changeover of seasons from autumn into winter. It features poetry by Andrew Beswick and Rebecca Willmott, my article on Christmas decorations, a piece on Manchester's shortage of social housing by Adam Faulkner, a short story by Sarah Christie and illustration by Fuchsia Macaree, Karis Upton and Alex Boswell. There is a guide to where to drink warming tea in Manchester by Alessandra Mostyn, a recipe for vegan chocolate cake by Morag Rose and listings (December is absolutely full of fun things to do!). Last but not least, Lauren Velvick has stencilled a beautiful cover.
There are two versions available for download; the usual humongous pdf file that takes a long time, plus a lower resolution pdf with slightly blurry pictures that is a far smaller file.
There will also be copies around various Manchester locations as of around 1.30pm on December 1.
To contribute/tell me what I've got wrong/take advantage of the increasingly popular postal order and back issue service, email Natalie.Rose.Bradbury@googlemail.com