Category Archives: Art & Theatre Reviews

Anne Bayne of Duddingston Loch

Excited to present a new story set in 1738 about Anne Bayne. Anne loved the Artist Allan Ramsay who painted her with such tenderness. The portrait is so intimate it shares the connection between the two. Before their marriage in 1739 Allan spent time in Rome learning the Rococo style of painting that inspired his […]
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Oxfordshire Art Week

After a joyful group show at Filet London and Echos Studios Brazil I am showing my digital work online at Oxfordshire Art Week. The landscapes can be viewed by clicking this >> link << when it goes active in Spring time. I discovered six trees from Japan in our local park today. Following the ley […]
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Old Fruitmarket Reopens with Refreshing Sculpture

This exhibition pops colour before my eyes before my foot sets through the door. Karla Black is a Turner Prize Artist with a retrospective in Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. The building began as a Fruit Warehouse in 1931 and has recently expanded with the use of steel beams and brickwork to provide wider space for Artists […]
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Snow is falling

Everything is clean and fresh this week. 5.30am saw the start of snow falling everywhere. So unusual to have inches of the white stuff, enough to roll into a big ball and yes everyone has gone snow man barmy! Every street corner has its own chap, a new crew to hang out with…! The fun […]
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A last gasp…

What happened to all the.. A selection of new writing opening up to the natural beautiful habitats that are disappearing will be performed soon at Brighton Fringe. Moments of loss and conservation merge and mix with tips on how to throw the earth a life jacket up during these rocky times. Here’s a 30 second […]
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Brighton Fringe – Mary Blandy

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else. Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757. Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father. She […]
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Time for Tea

The story of the 2002 Cowgate fire is told through the lives of 3 fragile lives shattered by the event. ‘Succinct’ – Paul Vale of ‘The Stage’ Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street – July 30th 12.30 – £7 (£5)  Book Now Flames burn for 52 hours after a spark devastates a city. A young girl […]
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Boy Who Stole The Ogre’s Treasure

The young dancer captured above prompted me to see the young dancers of my home county in the community pantomime where I learnt about the history of a pantomime story. The moral of this story, to help listeners utilise their own power, goes back 5000 years. Rooted in a group of stories classified as ‘The […]
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Party Speakers

Outsized heads stand up as characters. Gender fluid perceptions result from the clean outlines of features of Nicolas Party’s work. Inspired by Japanese Noh masks and Egyptian Sarcophagi the faces project a bold expression. The eyes are open and seemingly absorb the room in this exhibition of ‘Speakers’.   The former graffiti artist Nicolas Party […]
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All Quiet on the Western Front – Review

I saw a show that dramatised trench warfare that brought me to tears. I wanted to share the experience because of the depth of feeling it conveyed to me in layers and depth that I have tried to reflect in images. In spite of the evocative script sensitively adapted from Erich Remarque’s novel, it’s what […]
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