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It’s nice out here in the fresh air…

I've not posted much about photography, or rather about anything else either, in a while on this blog. Nevertheless, I have taken my camera out a few times this year on some country walks with friends and to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park back in...

You Can Feel it in the Air: On Falling in Love (with Dance)

On Falling in Love with Dance: A stream of consciousness/poem and collection of thoughts from watching 'The Seasons Canon' by Crystal Pite and choreographing in my room late at night. From the first movement, the subtle beginnings of a sway I'm...

Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton (presented by UMDS)

First produced at the National Theatre in 1985, Pravda by David Hare and Howard Brenton is a satirical play exploring the role of journalism in society. Following the newspaper industry in the mid-80s,Pravda uncovers the relationships between press and...

On Love of the Theatre and Feeling Alive…

Sometimes, particularly recently, I forget one of the things I love about theatre. Watching and experiencing it.It's easy to become wrapped in the making with directing, writing or other ideas buzzing round my mind or on the other hand the analysing when...

Spiralling Into the Unknown

A collection of photos of Edinburgh and reflective bits of writing jotted down in stolen moments of quiet found in coffee shops, up hills, on trains in the midst of the craziness of the Fringe

A look back on ‘Halfway Between – Stories of the Steel City’

Image credits: Matt Giles 'Our sense of who we are and the stories we share is deeply intertwined with the city we live in. From the bustling high street to the peaceful peaks, this city has shaped us. In this piece, these passions and tales...

Sandy Shoed Wanderings in Paris

“You can’t escape the past in Paris, and yet what’s so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn’t seem to burden.” Allen Ginsberg Who doesn't wish to escape everyday life, stroll down new avenues,...

‘Who Are Yer?’ to ‘Halfway Between’

Image Credit: Nick Hillman LRPS (Royal Photographic Society) Think back to October 2017. What were you doing? Autumn was in full swing and indeed the weather was likely miserable so you probably spent a lot of the month inside. I certainly did....

Love Song at the Holt – Kenber&Son

'Death to literalism!' Love Song. 4 characters. A brother, a sister, a husband, and a stranger.   They disappear. Reappear. Do they even exist? They are constantly moving. Interweaving and crossing. Things are always shifting. Time is...

Lost in Caves and Under Canopies

Lost in Caves and Under Canopies - A few days in the Forest of Dean  A breath of fresh, countryside air was perhaps just the right thing after a crazy 10 days at NSDF in Leicester. It was a chance to delight in simple pleasures away from the busyness of...

NSDF 2018: Reflections on an Inspiring Week

For the last week or so I’ve been in the glorious bubble of theatre that is NSDF (National Student Drama Festival). In some ways it was an intense and at times tiring experience on the management team supervising venues, being on Front of House and...

Empowered Women, Empower Women

We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually who are you not to be? - Marianne Williamson Happy International Women's Day! A day in past years I perhaps haven't taken enough notice of. It's a day to celebrate the...