Category Archives: Other stuff

Northern Ballet’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

I normally love the Northern Ballet and their ability to tell stories in an engaging and beautiful way. But they totally missed the mark on this one in almost every way. There’s a character who looks like a kind of … Continue reading

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Alice’s Adventures Underground at Waterloo Vaults by Les Enfants Terrible

This isn’t the story of Alice as we know it, but an after-Alice story, long after she fell into Wonderland to a time when nonsense has been banned by the Queen of Hearts, and the different card suits are fractured … Continue reading

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Richard III by Northern Broadsides @ Hull Truck

I’d never seen or read the play before, but I really want to see this because Richard III is such an interesting character and they cast Mat Fraser as the lead. You probably recognise Mat Fraser from the London Paralympics … Continue reading

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Casanova – the ballet

As I’ve said before I love Northern Ballet because they’re such good storytellers, and Casanova was no exception. Based on Ian Kelly’s biography of Casanova, Kenneth Tindall (an ex-Northern Ballet dancer) created his very first full-length piece that moves from … Continue reading

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Launch of the WoMentoring Project. Exciting!

Today, Tuesday 15th April 2014, is the launch of the WoMentoring Project. It’s very exciting! I wish I was at a point in my writing where I was ready for a mentor because this just sounds brilliant. The project offers … Continue reading

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Eating well, tastily and cheap

I moved house last week. I’m hoping it’ll help speed my recovery up a bit because, for various reasons, the last place was just making me worse. Alas, this comes at a price, and means I’m on a much tighter … Continue reading

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Internet Things What I Like And That

Now that I’ve finished my slow-motion house move and unpack, I’ll get back to blogging.  In the meantime, here are some internet things… Open Culture http://www.openculture.com This website is amazing.  It has links to all sorts of free courses from … Continue reading

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