Reading & Writing

Blog North #1: Our first ever social in Storify words and pictures.

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Find out what happened when a group of art, travel and cultural bloggers got together at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and The Hepworth Wakefield for the inaugural Blog North network event – with this round-up of some (just some) of the fabulous social media chat that took place one sunny day in May.

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