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20. Go to a festival

I used to go to Reading Festival as a teenager, but it’s been a long, long time since I went to a proper music festival. When I wrote my list I originally intended this entry to be a music festival, but looking at line-ups over the summer left me feeling uninspired. 315 more words

30 Before 30 - Progress

Two Normas

Three Normas, in fact, if you count the ENO one earlier this year.  I’ve been a fan of the opera for a while and been frustrated at the lack of performances it gets these days.  1,931 more words

Performances I've Seen

September in Edinburgh

I forgot to say in my last blog post that we watched FIREWORKS to round off the festival. This is NOT my photo (I took it from the Edinburgh Spotlight website) and our view was nothing like this. 196 more words


A Festival Memento

I just wanted to share these beautiful sketches of Edinburgh during the festivals, sent to me by Jens Harder, whose book Alpha… Directions I introduced at a Book Festival event last month. 14 more words


Guilty Secrets and The Road to the Fringe: 1

This is my new blog on taking my one-woman show, Guilty Secrets, to the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2017. I saw a couple of superb one-woman shows there this year. 538 more words


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you....Rapping Richard....!

Rapping Richard? I kid you not, as someone once said. Another production of Shakespeare’s Richard III, but in German with English subtitles….and not only a lot of rapping, but some full frontal nudity as well. 26 more words

Richard III