This article is entirely based on my own opinions and observations, designed to spark debate and thought. Rock climbing does, of course, come with a huge array of risks and dangers – whether it’s inside, outside, short boulders, multi-pitch routes, rock, ice, snow, or resin. There’s a multitude of things that can, have, and will … More Climbing Safety – Minimising Risks
Next week I embark on a two-week work placement with a local children’s publishers. It’s the fruit of a proactive nature and not being afraid to pester via emails – something that has given me great opportunities in the past. I’m now faced with the unknown – it’s a company I found through endless searching … More Watching Expectations
For the past two years, I have lived rent-free at home whilst studying at university. This is something that I’m aware makes me incredibly lucky. I decided to move back home after two months in halls, and returned to a loving, welcoming family, happy to accommodate whatever I chose to do and support me through … More Money Matters… Or Does It?
I’m half way through reading a Theatre Studies degree. Coming from an academic background, I shocked the majority of my friends and teachers by choosing to pursue something in the arts – to compensate, I insisted upon choosing a University that boasted a 50/50 degree of theory and practice. Now I’m not saying that academics … More What do you want out of your Theatre Degree?
Dance and Theatre are both incredibly exposing disciplines – in one, the entire focus is on the way your body looks and moves; in the other, outward perception can be a way into the industry, or a sure way out. In both, the performer is placing themselves in front of vast numbers of people, completely … More Exposed – Body Image On Stage
So, I’ve taken up a new sport. Whilst still maintaining my love and enthusiasm for climbing, over the summer I decided I’d like to try something more team-orientated. I’m awful at ball sports – having slightly odd knees and hips, running doesn’t suit me well and my foot-eye coordination leaves a lot to be desired. … More The Art of Rowing
Almost two months ago, I wrote an article wondering why the Royal Jubilee did not bring more Great British Theatre to the celebrations. After watching the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, I now understand – they were saving it for now. In an astonishing display of creativity, discipline, imagination, and patriotism, Danny Boyle and all … More True British Theatricality
As we approach August, the buzz of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is upon us once again. Previews are springing up all across the country, props and costumes are being made, last-minute funding is trickling in. The Fringe Festival is one of the ways that new companies can test out their material and get a taste … More Fringe Fever
This week we have been inundated with Royal memorabilia, celebration, and performance. Singers have reached the peaks of their careers at the Jubilee concert, classical music has found an unusually willing audience during Sunday’s flotilla, and choirs across the country have been enjoying the angelic voices soaring through St. Paul’s Cathedral. One thing I’ve noticed, … More Royal Revelry
As part of my university course, the first year students have to take on technical production roles for a variety of theatre and film projects that are being held at the beginning of June. This means that many of my coursemates have been plotting lights, calling shows, and creating various books and prompts for their … More Tech week – Who’s Responsible?