I have been rather busy rehearsing for a play by Suzanne Hawkes for Black and White Productions . The play is timed to coincide with the 550th Birthday year of Cardinal THOMAS WOLSEY, that famous son of Ipswich. Tudor characters, Wolsey, Thomas Crowmwell, and the women in their lives are brought to life to exploreContinue reading “The Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey.”
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A link to my books
The Camera Obscure is a collection of supernatural, dystopian and magical realist stories which surprise and challenge, sometimes amuse. This collection holds up a mirror to the darkest sides of the human psyche, reflecting universal themes and experiences with a nod to the Victorian Gothic era. Tourist to the Sun is a collection of poetryContinue reading “A link to my books”
To the New Year!
So, I am back. Today is one of those days where I just ave no energy and want to spend it hunkered down indoors in a cosy hoodie. I juts spent 1 hour deleting old emails, and I still have 8000 to go. Any suggestions? I find this gives me an utter headache and IContinue reading “To the New Year!”
Today’s post is in memory of Uncle Richard, who left the earthly life one year ago today. A man with whom I enjoyed chatting about music, guitars, other instruments, lyrics and zany comedy. He could pick up any instrument and play it, and I was waiting for him to try out my violin. What IContinue reading “Today.”
for the 11th hour..
So, a while back I had this poem published in Tourist to the Sun. I wrote it on the 11th November 2019, and it gives a nod to the the fact that as a child I actually lived next door to a man who fought in the First World War. There are few of hisContinue reading “for the 11th hour..”
The Dead Poets!
I am delighted to announce that the Dead Poets are now a theatre company and you can find us on Facebook. We are performing first at Gainsborough library in Ipswich https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on/the-dead-poets-present-a-ghostly-afternoon-of-performance and then at Cambridge Tall Trees. We’d love you to join us or like our page! https://www.facebook.com/The-Dead-Poets-Theatre-Company-105571079005455 Our second performance will be very spectacularContinue reading “The Dead Poets!”
So, it’s the day before. Rehearsal without tech has made me feel nervous as my sound was great over one PA system and not so much yesterday. I looked at the soundboard though and have been reassured it will be fine when the techs set it up. So I have imposter syndrome today. Do theyContinue reading “Neurodelicious debut”
Writing my book, The Camera Obscure:Story 6 A Gallery of Tigers.
This story is a really strange one, but one I am proud of. It is a magical realist story, but it is really about abuse. The child, William, is treated very badly by his father and to escape him he finds himself disappearing into a painting and transforming. There are a lot of dark issuesContinue reading “Writing my book, The Camera Obscure:Story 6 A Gallery of Tigers.”
Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.
‘It was nearly 2am. Barker had arranged to meet Hill in this god-forsaken place upon the hour. He shuddered, but it was not due to the inclement weather, although the night was indeed a fearful one; thunder rumbled in the distance, intermittent flashes of lightning illuminating the sky in bursts and Barker was soaked toContinue reading “Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.”
Writing my book: Story 4 The Locked Door.
‘There was something odd about the rose bushes, Eleanor could not put her finger on it, but they seemed to have bloomed out of season, and were brighter and more colourful than they should be. Perhaps she had some sort of power over them, to make them bloom more beautifully at her will?’ This storyContinue reading “Writing my book: Story 4 The Locked Door.”