The London Burger Crawl…

I welcome a guest, Leo Palmer, who has a burger story that just must be shared… The internet, I think we can agree, is full of ‘top ten’ lists. I have nothing against the ‘top ten’ as a concept, but since there are hundreds of ‘top tens’ per subject and even more ‘top ten top…

‘How To Build A Girl’ by Caitlin Moran…

Growing up can often be a difficult time. In her book, How To Build A Girl, Caitlin Moran demonstrates just how difficult is can be if you’re a teenage girl in the early 90s, who is a bit porky, has lots of siblings and no friends, from a poor, benefit reliant family, living in Wolverhampton….

Review: ‘The Time of Their Lives’… The time of mine?

The Time of Their Lives, well, it’s not as exciting as it sounds, as life often ends up being. So, if that is the mark of a good book, representing life as it is rather than as a Hollywood fairytale, then, job done Maeve Haran. The Time of Their Lives follows the lives of four women…

‘1984’ at the Playhouse Theatre… Welcoming Dystopian Horror.

Many will know George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian classic which offers us an almost imaginable world in which individuals are continually watched under the cold eye of Big Brother, in which fact is only fact if the Ministry says it is so, and where children will condemn their parents and take pleasure in public death. Sometimes it…

When Fashion Falls in Love with Art… Burberry a/w 2014 Sings

This year had seen an influx of art designs and graffiti like prints and it is set to continue with Burberry’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection. Bold artistic prints can be striking, however, they must be done in the right way. Zara looked to follow the graffiti style and meld with sports wear fashion material that has…

Writing Characters…

As a début novel writer, I have found that there are some areas of writing that are more fun than others, those are often more successful. For me, writing characters is really enjoyable… I like to let them write themselves. Making observations daily, hourly, no… All… The… Time… is a way to see how you…

Brilliant and Bonkers… ‘Mr Burns’ at The Almeida Theatre

It’s always fun going to see a piece of theatre where you really don’t know what to expect. Even if I had read up on The Almeida’s current play, Mr Burns, I still wouldn’t have been prepared for what I saw. I’ll try and give a summary that won’t ruin it; post apocalyptic America meets The Simpsons…

‘A Great and Terrible Beauty’… and what women want…

When a book is so good, there is not the need to write reams about its accomplishment; a review could never recreate the beauty of a wonderful read, it must only be read itself. I was offered this book, A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray, as a ‘you must read this, it’s great… honest’ recommendation…

Reading ‘Desperately Seeking’

This was perhaps a little bit of a shameful scoop off the pdsa shelves; Desperately Seeking might suggest that the reader is also… desperately seeking. But, hey, who cares what your fellow tube travellers think of you! So, aside from occasionally hiding the front cover of the book for fear of emotionally unstable assumptions, I did…

‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ …Just GO!

Alright, I’m lucky enough to go to the theatre quite a lot (I have connections, yeah? …OK, one connection) but this particular visit was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. It was consuming, compelling, complex, confident, considered… please insert other complimentary c-adjectives below! But, really, Punchdrunk’s immersive and interactive performance of ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood…