Why the Arts?

It’s no small thing working in the arts. No small thing at all. When I’m sick and there’s no pay, or a full-on contract with an end in sight, with no time to pitch for a new contract…. Read More

Nincompoop

  Imagine a young Dame Edna Everage paint her orange, now put a blonde Side-Show Bob (from the Simpsons) wig on her. Breathe. It’s ok. Next give her the brightest pink tights you could imagine and the wickedest… Read More

Begin Again – the creative process

  It’s that time of year when the promise of light is in the air. For those of us who have been sat in the darkness for too long – this one is for you. Hacking through bracken,… Read More

Arvon Writing Retreat – ‘writing for radio’

   Arvon has been shrouded in mystery for some years for me, I’d heard it’s only for real writers, people who take themselves seriously. I always presumed I wasn’t quite good enough to go. How do you know… Read More

Playwright and Dramaturg – David Lane

Creator of the invaluable resource for playwrights ‘Lane’s List’, David Lane has inspired me with his creative energy and insights. David Lane is a playwright and dramaturg currently an associate artist with The Egg Theatre. ‘Stalin’s daughter’, David’s… Read More