End of A Dream by Simon Macbeth. Chapter 12: 1 of 3

End of A Dream by Simon Macbeth. Chapter 12: 1 of 3

In Simon Macbeth last term at Leeds College of Art and Design, everyone started applying for all kinds of courses. I was told Nottingham was one of the best universities to do a Fine Arts degree and that I would have a great chance of getting a place there. It was something I should have done before and when I found out I had been selected for an interview I was pretty confident. I spent most of the money I had getting to Nottingham. The interview took place in an…

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End of A Dream by Simon Macbeth. Chapter 12: 2 of 3

End of A Dream by Simon Macbeth. Chapter 12: 2 of 3

Simon Macbeth was living in a house that I’d moved into a couple of months before my 18th birthday and stayed there for about a year. I’d taken Lee’s entire portfolio of work that he’d left at college, home for him. He’d not asked me to do this, but because he’d gone to Germany I knew he wouldn’t get it back if I didn’t. I went to work at Butlin’s in Skegness and when I got back to Leeds in mid October I was at home one night cooking tea…

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End of A Dream by Simon Macbeth. Chapter 12: 3 of 3

End of A Dream by Simon Macbeth. Chapter 12: 3 of 3

A couple of years ago, Simon Macbeth was on the computer surfing around the Friends Reunited website. I went on to the Leeds College of Art & Design and found Lee’s name on it. What I found really hurtful was that he’d said on his profile: “Hi to anybody who remembers me from Leeds/Bradford college of Art (Matt, Spud, Lisa…) get in touch, let’s go out for a shandy!” I don’t blame him for forgetting to mention me, as he was always good to me and it was me who’d…

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