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Culture, Dance, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

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 matinée 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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Culture, Theatre, Travel

Year Out Drama Company- A very special thing indeed

Last week I had the utter privilege to jaunt up to that hallowed theatrical haven, lovely old Stratford-Upon-Avon to work with the Year Out Drama Company. I spent a year here in 2005-2006 in that odd inbetweeny stage, too cool for school and too bewildered for the actual world. I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING DRAMA BASED but was totally lost and unsure what that was. I lacked also the wanderlust streak that so many of my friends had- the thought of bedding down in some scorpion-infested  ...

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Culture, Uncategorized

URGENT: find what you’re brilliant at.

Last week I was a proud part of a wonderful community arts event, which, by a happy coincidence was in my home-town. Luton gets a jolly bad rap a lot of the time. It’s a bit grey, a bit ugly, a bit chavvy and seems to only make the news during reports about gangs, terrorism or being Britain’s Shittest Town (2004). BRILL. Growing up there, however, I seemed to never really notice. What was apparent for me about my home-town was the thriving Am-Dram community. Go ahead, mock am-dram all you  ...

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Culture, London, Uncategorized

The Day Sport Wasn’t Scary

Last week a gaggle of old university pals got together to celebrate our chum’s birthday. The facebook event was made (I really miss those old school party invites with the bit you had to tear off the bottom to RSVP by the way. Another thing bloody waxy old Zuckerbeg ruined) and upon reading the venue choice, a host of eyebrows were raised. Our chum had chosen…a ping pong bar. Now, we’re quite an arty, groovy, creativey kind of gang. We are the type of people who excel at CULTURE but  ...

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