Book report: The Vegetarian, Han Kang

I read the first third and started the second, and have given up for now. I found it difficult to get past the first few pages, it has to be said, and I forced myself on especially since it’s meant

Book report: The Vegetarian, Han Kang

I read the first third and started the second, and have given up for now. I found it difficult to get past the first few pages, it has to be said, and I forced myself on especially since it’s meant

Book report: The Night Watch, Sarah Waters

Slightly a cheat as I started this last year. Anyhow, I was interested and surprised at the mix between “period” writing and contemporary feels. I’d never seen any Waters adaptations so vaguely knew that there would be lesbians involved in

Book report: The Night Watch, Sarah Waters

Slightly a cheat as I started this last year. Anyhow, I was interested and surprised at the mix between “period” writing and contemporary feels. I’d never seen any Waters adaptations so vaguely knew that there would be lesbians involved in

Book report: Everything I Never told You, Celeste Ng

Full length novel by Asian American Celeste Ng. Really taken by it, surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did – if you don’t know me, I’m a total book snob & have very specific tastes so if I

Book report: Everything I Never told You, Celeste Ng

Full length novel by Asian American Celeste Ng. Really taken by it, surprised I enjoyed it as much as I did – if you don’t know me, I’m a total book snob & have very specific tastes so if I

Book report: A Sheltered Woman, Yiyun Li

This is the beginning of a year of reading more women writers and writers of colour. I’ll make brief notes on what I’ve read and note some questions and thoughts which each piece has provoke in me. A short story,

Book report: A Sheltered Woman, Yiyun Li

This is the beginning of a year of reading more women writers and writers of colour. I’ll make brief notes on what I’ve read and note some questions and thoughts which each piece has provoke in me. A short story,

Slava’s Snow Show

  “He throws some snow about”  At a workshop in 2015, performance master Philippe Gaulier was asked about clowns: who are the great clowns out there now? Who is his favourite clown ever? Where do clowns grow? He had some answers.

Slava’s Snow Show

  “He throws some snow about”  At a workshop in 2015, performance master Philippe Gaulier was asked about clowns: who are the great clowns out there now? Who is his favourite clown ever? Where do clowns grow? He had some answers.

List of 2015 &2016 shows

Performance maker Greg Wohead asked his circle of friends and peers to list their top 10 “theatre/performance pieces of 2015 (or moments or memories, or non-hierarchical collections). Because most of the lists I have read by critics have been boring

List of 2015 &2016 shows

Performance maker Greg Wohead asked his circle of friends and peers to list their top 10 “theatre/performance pieces of 2015 (or moments or memories, or non-hierarchical collections). Because most of the lists I have read by critics have been boring

An old man and a baguette

An old man and a baguette were out, taking in the air. Evening time, near the Strand. Old enough to have a red poppy pinned to his beret. A beret. He walked and he nibbled, and he chewed and he

An old man and a baguette

An old man and a baguette were out, taking in the air. Evening time, near the Strand. Old enough to have a red poppy pinned to his beret. A beret. He walked and he nibbled, and he chewed and he

Women: worth less

So. Recent conversations with people in the showbiz industry reveal this: some of us are more informed than others. This is not unusual. But what makes a difference is having the desire to find out more about the world, your

Women: worth less

So. Recent conversations with people in the showbiz industry reveal this: some of us are more informed than others. This is not unusual. But what makes a difference is having the desire to find out more about the world, your

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That ol’ Porn chestnut

  So I was thinking aloud, prompted by a question about what feminists think about porn:  I am not against porn per se, and am rather pro porn depending on what kind it is and there’s the nub – what

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That ol’ Porn chestnut

  So I was thinking aloud, prompted by a question about what feminists think about porn:  I am not against porn per se, and am rather pro porn depending on what kind it is and there’s the nub – what

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Decolonized love

 Photograph by Katherine Leedale Excerpt from an article in Rookie by Jenny Zhang which reminds me of my project, My White Boyfriend is Better Than Yours, coming soon.  Read the full Rookie piece here.  ““Across the Sea” opens with Rivers

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Decolonized love

 Photograph by Katherine Leedale Excerpt from an article in Rookie by Jenny Zhang which reminds me of my project, My White Boyfriend is Better Than Yours, coming soon.  Read the full Rookie piece here.  ““Across the Sea” opens with Rivers

Philippe Gaulier Le Jeu with a hint of Clown notes Aug 2015

   Gaulier notes Aug 2015  (Running notes from this week’s Le Jeu with a hint of clown workshop, St Albans) Costume is always for my audience  I like it but I’m comfortable in it yet, not secure in it yet

Philippe Gaulier Le Jeu with a hint of Clown notes Aug 2015

   Gaulier notes Aug 2015  (Running notes from this week’s Le Jeu with a hint of clown workshop, St Albans) Costume is always for my audience  I like it but I’m comfortable in it yet, not secure in it yet

These twelve things are true – Ambika P3 performance, 1 August

   This is a Chok first: not performing my own work solo nor directing an existing piece of theatre. I wrote this entirely based on interactions with HIV expert Dr Michael Brady and he is very much in the text

These twelve things are true – Ambika P3 performance, 1 August

   This is a Chok first: not performing my own work solo nor directing an existing piece of theatre. I wrote this entirely based on interactions with HIV expert Dr Michael Brady and he is very much in the text

Social change

“But I don’t campaign for social change”. But obviously, I do, and my strategy has always been to focus on peer-to-peer change, but I see that as I have never institutionalised or labelled my work (nor my art/what I make)

Social change

“But I don’t campaign for social change”. But obviously, I do, and my strategy has always been to focus on peer-to-peer change, but I see that as I have never institutionalised or labelled my work (nor my art/what I make)

These Twelve Things Are True #5

1. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Or it’s been borrowed. I miss my Kindle very much. 2. There is a giant pot of something on the stove. I worry it’s too much. It doesn’t actually matter. It’ll disitengrate somewhere. 3.

These Twelve Things Are True #5

1. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Or it’s been borrowed. I miss my Kindle very much. 2. There is a giant pot of something on the stove. I worry it’s too much. It doesn’t actually matter. It’ll disitengrate somewhere. 3.

These Twelve Things Are True #4

1. The taste of curly wurly cakes remind me of Tom Stoppard and Ottolenghi ones of Chimerica. 2. I am more than ten years older than the youngest person in the room and I do not like the idea of

These Twelve Things Are True #4

1. The taste of curly wurly cakes remind me of Tom Stoppard and Ottolenghi ones of Chimerica. 2. I am more than ten years older than the youngest person in the room and I do not like the idea of

These Twelve Things Are True #3

1. I have made mistakes and I’ll continue to make mistakes 2. Some accents or voices produce in me the desire to punch the speaker in the face. 3. When standing at the top of escalators, near train platform edges,

These Twelve Things Are True #3

1. I have made mistakes and I’ll continue to make mistakes 2. Some accents or voices produce in me the desire to punch the speaker in the face. 3. When standing at the top of escalators, near train platform edges,

These Twelve Things Are True #2

      Inspired by and dedicated to Lucy Pawlak 1. Social media is blue 2. My lipstick* feels wrong. *named Manhunt 3. A man sits. His t-shirt reads: Loyalty Above All Else Except Honour 4. If you turn up

These Twelve Things Are True #2

      Inspired by and dedicated to Lucy Pawlak 1. Social media is blue 2. My lipstick* feels wrong. *named Manhunt 3. A man sits. His t-shirt reads: Loyalty Above All Else Except Honour 4. If you turn up

These Twelve Things Are True

        Inspired by, and dedicated to, Lucy Pawlak. 1. I know about CCTV cameras. I don’t know about hair replacement therapy. 2. Tonight, I met a person called Joy. What must that be like? 3. I get

These Twelve Things Are True

        Inspired by, and dedicated to, Lucy Pawlak. 1. I know about CCTV cameras. I don’t know about hair replacement therapy. 2. Tonight, I met a person called Joy. What must that be like? 3. I get

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After Gloria

Postcard Collage 2  (a reversioning of Gloria Sanders’ Postcard Collage)  Holding the babysack  sad like potatoes Past possessions drowned Mothers stride on and we  waste  days on  oranges Whether the wide world likes it or not these things could happen

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After Gloria

Postcard Collage 2  (a reversioning of Gloria Sanders’ Postcard Collage)  Holding the babysack  sad like potatoes Past possessions drowned Mothers stride on and we  waste  days on  oranges Whether the wide world likes it or not these things could happen

Equal pay, opportunity & treatment in the workplace

I’m a person who used to live with her head in the sand with regards to issues like equal pay, sexism and racism, (casual, institutionalized, or outright and deliberate). I am making an effort to stop ignoring what’s going on

Equal pay, opportunity & treatment in the workplace

I’m a person who used to live with her head in the sand with regards to issues like equal pay, sexism and racism, (casual, institutionalized, or outright and deliberate). I am making an effort to stop ignoring what’s going on