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Dance Delight: Sleeping Beauty at the Royal Opera House

What does one do with an unexpected day off? Mooch about town? Grab a coffee somewhere? Watch an entire series of Gossip Girl in a day? WELL luckily for me when that rare and evasive mistress named ‘Day Off’ called my name on Wednesday, I managed to blag a cheeky freebie to attend the schools matinĂ©e of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Royal Opera House. I’d never been to the ROH before, and now I have been I am aching to go back. It’s a theatre at its most  ...

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Books, Top Five

Top 5: Roald Dahl Books

Given that today is the Official Roald Dahl Day, I thought this would be a good time to do my top five wondercrump Roald Dahl reads. JOIN ME WON’T YOU. When I was in my final year of my English Lit degree at University (of Birmingham- big up the brum WHEYYYYYYY), I specialised in Children’s Literature. This basically meant I didn’t have to read any Jane Austen (and oh how I whooped. I know she’s kind of a big deal and everything but she’s a bit bonnet-y and  ...

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Culture

Poems Vs Pythagoras: Why the arts are essential for kids

Recently, I wrote a post about why it is absolutely essential to find what you’re good at (bit.ly/13BofUx). I still think this is absolutely true. And here’s a living example for why I believe this stands, and additionally why I believe the arts, especially for young people, are so important. This week, I have been teaching at a performing arts summer school for kids aged from 4-14. Teaching drama to kids is something that lots of actors do, and that something that I am well  ...

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