STATIONERY SUNDAY: from Calligraphy novice to pro

Welcome to yet another Stationery Sunday! Calligraphy is the art of decorative hand lettering. It's a skill many of us don't possess naturally, myself included, but those who can master it can potentially make a lot of money doing everything from writing peoples' wedding invitations to making personalised gift tags and quotes to be displayed … Continue reading STATIONERY SUNDAY: from Calligraphy novice to pro

REVIEW: West Side Story at The Kings Theatre

Published in The Student Advertiser. It's the kind of story that finds you reliving your youth, mentally retracing your staggers through first love, first drink… First fight, first loss. The Jets run the streets of New York; all eight of them are young and free, wild, and charged with the inexplicable unfairness of their deprived … Continue reading REVIEW: West Side Story at The Kings Theatre

February Favourites: Austin Kleon, The Boss and the Future

So, February has been okay, huh? I mean, that is if you count getting the 7:30am train into town only to return on the 11:20pm as productive, maybe even fun?  It's been a busy month of reviews. I finally got to see the RSNO playing John Williams and, after years (literally years) of telling myself I would … Continue reading February Favourites: Austin Kleon, The Boss and the Future

REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Published by The Student Advertiser When seasoned conductor Richard Kauffman announces that, “you won’t hear John Williams played better by anyone else”, in front of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, we know he isn’t wrong. While some classical loyalists might “hmpf” at the popularity of John Williams, The Music of John Williams, an evening dedicated … Continue reading REVIEW: The Music of John Williams, the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall