Writing in Situ

Yesterday I went to an early evening talk at the RCA. The subject was ‘writing in situ’ and the speakers were Jane Rendell, Sally O’Reilly and Brian Dillan. As writing within the art world is now deemed a genre of its own – the three artists/writers were asked to discuss the role of space/ spatial

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Indian Injuries

When I was 18 – but thought I was about 36 – I popped ten, heavy novels into a backpack with a pair of pink Converse, a bikini and some sensibly-lengthed shorts, and boarded the plane to India. At around 6am, I found myself stranded in Kochi, Kerala – Southern India, with Lizzie – my

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The Classics…

I’m rather a fan of classical music. Classic FM has been banned by my less-classically-inclined other half from long car journeys, as he thinks the same pieces are just played on repeat. He’s wrong, of course, they just sound the same to his disinterested ears. This interpretation is mirrored by my perception of his beloved

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The artists’ playground

A response to Hackney’s art-laden streets (by me – published in the Hackney Citizen in 2009) THE streets of East London serve as a canvas for artists: from the stone sculptures on London Fields to the Hackney Peace Carnival mural brightening up Dalston Lane. The public can feast their eyes on artwork galore: with East

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Random (play by Debbie Tucker)

I wrote this theatre review during my Journalism MA at London College of Communication for the Arts London. Random was televised recently – reminding me of its brilliance. In the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre market stalls are shutting down and cafés are wiping away the remnants of today’s business. It feels like time for

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Lisa leaves soaps behind for stage

When working for the Western Gazette – the year before last – I interviewed the actress Lisa Riley. She was rather fun. Lisa Riley article for the Western Gazette. Or see below. SLIMMING is on the menu once again for TV star Lisa Riley who returns to Yeovil for the opening of a satirical stage

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