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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Opening Night – The Secret Staircase

After a busy day of ladder-climbing, scalpel-wielding, frame-hanging and plinth-painting – The Secret Staircase exhibition was hung, arranged, laid out and ready for the opening night. Artist Caroline Isgar and author Michele Roberts initially displayed The Secret Staircase exhibition in London’s Foundling Museum. They used tokens that had been left with babies by their mothers,

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Digging to America by Anne Tyler

This sliver of a book has remained sandwiched between two bigger, more epic-looking classics, for a while. My experience of Anne Tyler’s novels is limited – I read Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award, a few years ago. It was amazing. But then I forgot about

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The Secret Staircase exhibition

The opening of The Secret Staircase exhibition at Rook Lane Chapel, Frome, this Thursday – will mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2012 – but will also be exactly a year since I began working for the Rook Lane Arts Trust. To begin on IWD – and then to launch my final exhibition on IWD –

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Medea by Euripedes

This Ancient Greek tragedy treads fearlessly over the obsessive jealousy experienced by a lover-spurned. In this instance it is the woman, Medea, who is left by her husband – and the father of her two children – for a younger Princess. She is fuming. Medea, daughter of King Aeetes of Colchis, proved her love for –

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