"True, they were terrified but he sought to imagine her in heaven, still alive." Taken from the Grimm's The Wolf and the Seven Kids. P.s. Austin Kleon favourited this on Twitter and it made my life!
Published in The Student Advertiser. I honestly didn't fully appreciate the wide variety of festivals on offer in Scotland until I started to research this piece for The Student Advertiser. I am so typical for connoting 'festivals' with just music, thus, camping, mud, low temperatures, doom, gloom - fundamentally, T in the Park at a glance. … Continue reading Top 10 Festival Picks for Glasgow and Edinburgh 2017
Originally published in The Student Advertiser. Read the original article, and others by some of Glasgow’s up-and-coming journalists, here. Jason Manford takes the starring role in Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, arguably the ultimate children’s tale of imagination, adventure and courage. But does this new, big budget performance seem more like panto and less like the tale … Continue reading Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Kings Theatre, Glasgow
Published in The Student Advertiser. Read the original article, and others by some of Glasgow's up-and-coming journalists, here. Little Shop of Horrors is one of those ‘hit or miss’ productions. The company either takes the show too seriously, forgetting that Howard Ashman’s original screenplay was intended to be a satire of 1960s suburban American and the … Continue reading Review: Little Shop of Horrors, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
In advance of the Scottish Slam Championships at the Tron Theatre on Saturday 14th of January 2017, here is one of my favourites: Button Poetry's Neil Holborn's 'O.C.D.'
Whilst researching my dissertation I battled, as all great writers do - so I'm told - with a nasty case of ye olde procrastination syndrome. Fortunately, the hours I spent idly scrolling through Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram for inspiration were not all in vain as I discovered a fantastic writing resource called The Write Life. One of their features … Continue reading Goal Setting Worksheet for Writers
'Cinderella Wept' by R.P. I was inspired by blackout poetry pro Austin Kleon to give Erasure Poetry a bash for a recent creative writing assignment. Although in the end I decided not to include this piece in my submission, I am still pleased with how my first ever attempt at Erasure turned out. Though - … Continue reading Cinderella wept.