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Short is Beautiful

Short is Beautiful Here is a link to a review I did for the F Word – looking at the top short fiction I read in 2013.

Merrily We Roll Along… and Along

Merrily We Roll Along Harold Pinter Theatre Performance date: 4 July 2013, matinee 2003: the second Iraq war begins, Nina Simone dies, and further tragedy strikes when Delta Goodrem’s first album charts at number one. What’s a 19-year-old university student do to take her mind off her these and Contract Law study troubles? Why, head […]

David Bowie Is… Unavoidable

David Bowie Is The Victoria & Albert Museum, until 11 August 2013 Attended 10 June 2013 Coming late to a pop culture idol can give you a warped impression of the idol’s career and influence. As a child of the 80s, my earliest memory of David Bowie was his performance as the Goblin King in […]

London Postcards Not Sent (Public) #1

Dear Mum Thank you again for the Alpine-themed woolly socks. Sadly, I am still required to wear them, even though midsummer approaches… Love Your Dorda * * * Dear London friend I am so looking forward to our catch up the weekend after the Bank holiday weekend when you will be in Ibiza, and before I […]

Once: The Musical

Once: The MusicalPhoenix Theatre Performance date: 8 June 2013  Sometimes romantic love seems like a fairy tale, once upon a time, in a land far, far away, so remote from the mundane reality of sock sorting and grocery shopping, online dating profiles, curated selfies and carefully drafted text messages. Sometimes it teases you in a […]

The Winslow Boy

Old Vic Theatre Performance date: Thursday 23 May 2013 The beautiful Old Vic theatre was the venue for a several month long revival of the Winslow Boy, Terence Rattigan’s 1946 play about a father fighting ceaselessly to clear his son’s name from an accusation of theft and expulsion from the Royal Naval College. The revival […]

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

British Library Attended: Saturday 18 May 2013 The British Library’s new exhibition on Propaganda: Power and Persuasion claims to be “the first exhibition to explore international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries”. I find this claim hard to believe, given how pervasive and deconstructed propaganda is to the Twitter generation. Notwithstanding, the exhibition […]