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Culture, Edinburgh Fringe

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015

Well, I’m battered, bruised, exhausted and teetering on the edge of scurvy. I must be on the way home from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Seven days of running from show to show, sipping pints in plastic cups whilst laughing hysterically and my eyes filling with tears of wonder at the performances, catching up with old friends into the early hours of the morning and spending time with my family. So here’s how it went down this year. It’s a long one, so grab a mug of tea  ...

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Friday Feeling!

THE SUN IS SHINING! JUNE IS FINALLY BUSTING OUT ALL OVER! Thank duck for that. Guys, I’ve had a MANIC couplea weeks. It’s been utterly swell. Here’s what’s made the world a GLORIOUS place to live in the last fortnight. Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies I whipped up a batch of these DELICIOUS TREATS in a bid to WIN a competition on World Gin Day in association with Fever Tree, The East London Liquor Company and Zomato. Show me some love on Twitter using the hashtag #GinFever  ...

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Lists, London

21 Reasons it’s GREAT to be British

April the 23rd always strikes me as a most glorious day to celebrate being British. St Georges Day and William Shakespeare’s Birthday, two absolute lads of British history and identity. Something that truly makes me deeply sad is how many people don’t feel patriotic about being British, and more specifically English. A lot of my friends admit to feeling that way, that they feel that Brits have a bad reputation and to celebrate being from the UK is a bit embarrassing- again more  ...

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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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