Friday, 31 May 2019

'Numbers have colours', and other things my brain has decided for me.

Oh, what’s this? Another peek inside my head, that you definitely did not ask for? You bet your sweet, healthy brains it is! Today we’ll be learning about my experiences of Synaesthesia. Hope you enjoy… 

(Photo: Rebecca Brooker; watch gifted from MVMT, dress gifted from JOY)

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

How, What, Where and When? with Keren David, on 'The Disconnect'.

I am delighted to have Keren David appearing in my (still sort-of new) series, How What Where and When! In this post, the queen herself will be answering my Qs on her new Barrington Stoke book, ‘The Disconnect’

'The Disconnect' is about Esther and her peers accepting a challenge to go without their mobile phones for 6 weeks, with the promise of cash and a job at the end of it – I mean, is there a downside to that…? 

Hey, angelic Keren! Thank you so much for being part of this series. 

Hi lovely Grace! Thank you so much for asking me to do this. 

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week, 2019; a peek inside my head.

Back when I was at sixth form college – around the time this blog started, because I was bored between lessons and had a lot of FEELINGS that needed to be expelled – we did this exercise in A Level Drama called ‘automatic writing’. This involved us sitting (or more likely, lying) down on the floor of the black box theatre and just scrawling non-stop in our notebooks or on scraps of script we were meant to be learning, either as ourselves or as characters. We’d tap into our own internal monologues, pull them out and onto a page; it helped us get more in touch with the people we were playing in our upcoming performances, or just get out of our own minds in a time when it felt like all the pressure was on us to do well, get good grades and make our families proud, blah blah blah.

(Photo: Sophie Mayanne for Girlgaze, Dove & Getty Images #ProjectShowUs)

Well, for the past few days I’ve been trying to conjure up a post for Mental Health Awareness Week, and I’ve realised the only way I can write honestly and without fear is if I do it, hilariously enough, without thinking too hard. So you’re about to read my automatic writing. Enjoy – I hope it helps some of you, somehow…

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

School of Rock, the Musical; a review.

– Tickets to this show were given to me in exchange for a review. –

I was lucky enough to finally see ‘School of Rock’ last night at the Gillian Lynne Theatre, in London. I’d been meaning to for a while, but something always stopped me – maybe it was the fact that I loved the film so much when I was a teen, I couldn’t possibly see it done any other way? Fortunately (spoiler alert), I did enjoy this show. 

(We were allowed to take photos/videos during the final song. Cool, eh?)

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