In advance of the Scottish Slam Championships at the Tron Theatre on Saturday 14th of January 2017, here is one of my favourites: Button Poetry's Neil Holborn's 'O.C.D.'
Whilst researching my dissertation I battled, as all great writers do - so I'm told - with a nasty case of ye olde procrastination syndrome. Fortunately, the hours I spent idly scrolling through Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram for inspiration were not all in vain as I discovered a fantastic writing resource called The Write Life. One of their features … Continue reading Goal Setting Worksheet for Writers
'Cinderella Wept' by R.P. I was inspired by blackout poetry pro Austin Kleon to give Erasure Poetry a bash for a recent creative writing assignment. Although in the end I decided not to include this piece in my submission, I am still pleased with how my first ever attempt at Erasure turned out. Though - … Continue reading Cinderella wept.
Published in The Student Advertiser. When a programme reads “based on true events”, everything you’re about to see feels as if it’s going to be more intense. Chicago is based upon the story of Roxie Hart, a shameless woman who shoots her ‘bit on the side’ dead and employs a cunning, smooth-talking lawyer to … Continue reading Chicago at the Kings Theatre – September 2016
Published in The Student Advertiser. Glitter tailcoats to the left, top hats to the right, and many knees in fishnet tights ready to be brought in tight. This must be the Rocky Horror Show audience. No other show in the world attracts audiences with such an array of alternative clothing choices. And here I am among them, … Continue reading Rocky Horror Show at the Kings Theatre
Published in The Student Advertiser. “How do you address a cat?” is the question in T. S. Elliot’s short poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. But just what is the answer? As one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s stunning work of drama, song and spectacle … Continue reading Cats at the Kings Theatre
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Published in the Student Advertiser. The ‘internship’: a fundamental component of further and higher education and one which – if completed well – can potentially lead students to full-time graduate employment. Uh-huh… You’ve heard the clichés before; those individuals moaning about the time they had to make someone a cup of tea for … Continue reading The Internship: Advice
Published in the Student Advertiser. When Joe McElderry first faces the audience at the Kings Theatre, we are amazed for two reasons. Firstly, what a sound! McElderry’s singing career might not have taken off as far into space as other winners but, boy, hasn’t this blue-eyed dreamer grown into a fine specimen of an entertainer? … Continue reading Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat – Kings Theatre May 2016
When you work and study, it doesn't have to be Sunday for a Stationery Sunday anymore. I've been really into upsizing things I'd normally just chuck into the recycle bin lately. This was a tin of baked beans with the branding stripped off of it, and now it's my pen pot. Hooray! It took all … Continue reading Stationery Sunday: When life gives you baked beans…