2020 Theatre Round up (Sorta)

I resolutely wasn’t doing a round up for 2020. I mean what on earth were we going to round up?  This year has, with no exaggeration, broken our hearts in theatre. There’s no other way to put it. We watched our industry disappear overnight. We watched it be left behind for support, be forgotten. WeContinue reading “2020 Theatre Round up (Sorta)”

Lesbian Actually- why Happiest Season is the early Christmas gift we need.

Happiest Season, which arrives on Hulu in the US today Wednesday November 25th, ticks all the Christmas film and rom-com boxes. It’s got awkward family encounters and secrets. It’s got festive set ups from ice skating to Christmas parties. It has ghosts of Christmases past (and relationships past) and a healthy dose of heart-warming romance.Continue reading “Lesbian Actually- why Happiest Season is the early Christmas gift we need.”

2020 Theatre Reflection (Sort of)

 I resolutely wasn’t doing a round up for 2020. I mean what on earth were we going to round up?  This year has, with no exaggeration, broken our hearts in theatre. There’s no other way to put it. We watched our industry disappear overnight. We watched it be left behind for support, be forgotten. WeContinue reading “2020 Theatre Reflection (Sort of)”

What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

 Let’s talk rejections! Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifs very much were. Why do it? Firstly,Continue reading “What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)”

What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)

Contemplating God and rejection and hotness.   Let’s talk rejections!   Over on Twitter, I’ve been doing a thing this year: every time I get a rejection, I tweet about it with a gif of Andrew Scott, and add £5 to my ‘rejection pot’. The rejection pot was not my idea, the tweeting Andrew Scott gifsContinue reading “What a Year of Tweeting Rejections Taught Me (with some help from the Hot Priest)”

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University of Alberta. And for theContinue reading “What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta”

What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta

Artwork: Lean Dorion   Previously I wrote about what teaching in these strange times has given me- both as an academic and as a human. And so, it also seems right that I write about what learning at the same time did for me. 12 weeks ago, I started a course with the University ofContinue reading “What Learning Again Taught Me: Indigenous Studies MOOC with University of Alberta”

Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

This was not the blog I planned to put up today. I had another one edited and ready to go. It’s not a blog I have time to write. But it’s one born out of passion and frustration and those are usually the best/worst ones right?  This really is a blog of two halves; oneContinue reading “Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.”

What Teaching Again Taught Me

This week I finished teaching a 6-week course, I’m in the middle of teaching another 6-week block of another and I’ve had a few ad-hoc workshops around that too. And after what turned out to be an almost full year away from teaching for the first time in a decade, and the general 2020-ness ofContinue reading “What Teaching Again Taught Me”

Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.

Tom Hanks waving a typewriter is a writing mood This was not the blog I planned to put up today. I had another one edited and ready to go. It’s not a blog I have time to write. But it’s one born out of passion and frustration and those are usually the best/worst ones right? Continue reading “Pick Me Choose Me Love Me- on writing, on giving up, on kindness.”