There Is Pleasure In The Pathless Woods (Byron) There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I … Continue reading Words of the Day: There is Pleasure in the Pathless Woods
Review of ‘Dalloway’ performance at The Riverfront, Newport, 21 Sept 2016 ***SPOILER ALERT*** A dark room, with a single cream chaise longue at the rear of the stage, and long white panels draping down. Nothing else. This forms the set for Dalloway and it’s intriguing already. Rebecca Vaughan appears, and straight away starts telling us Mrs … Continue reading Dalloway – a review. Thank you for being a better reader than me.
This is a little shout out to people embarking on writing for Radio. In the middle of October (2014 – yes I am that behind the time in posting this), in Chepstow Library in Wales, a crowd of us dragged a chair up to listen to the loveable Rachel Joyce talk about writing for radio. … Continue reading Meeting Rachel Joyce – Her Take on Writing for Radio
I’ve just spent an hour looking at 100s of his pieces to choose from and decided that I’m all vagina’d out for the day. Here are two of my favourite Schiele drawings. I like that they both have eyes closed in each picture and the way he scribbles in the colour of the stockings and … Continue reading Art of the day – schiele
Now if the harvest is over / And the world cold / Give me the bonus of laughter / As I lose hold. From ‘A Nip in the Air’ by John Betjemen. I laughed yesterday for the first time in too long and this poem summed up my thoughts exactly. I need to take a week … Continue reading Words of the day – betjemen
I want this dress to wear to work. Tomorrow. Someone sort it out please. I’ve realised a sad fact today and that is that I don’t own any dresses that force me to hold me arms out at 45 degrees. Such a stunning painting. But I’m sad that she’s sad. I love turning to paintings … Continue reading Art of the day – Velasquez