It's been a week of ups and downs. Literally. This week the Annie Get Your Gun team have been in the beautiful, and somewhat hilly, town of Great Malvern at the Festival Theatre. It's one of the smallest venues we play on the tour...
This week's 'On the Streets' focuses on the rather wild and untamed concrete 'jungle', recreated masterfully by the itchy artists hands. Always looked for that unexpected pleasure of discovering new, exciting work on the city walls and I have been taken by the call of the wild.
Tenzing Rigdol, a 32-year-old Tibetan artist living in New York, came up with the idea for the soil project as a way to pay tribute to his father who had hoped to return to his homeland of Tibet before he died.
After To Die For, I was ready to believe I could never again be so lucky. Then Jason Reitman - director of Up in the Air, Juno, Thank You for Smoking and Young Adult - called to tell me he loved my novel, Labor Day, and wanted to adapt it for the screen. I loved Jason's films, and said yes.
2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and to commemorate it Wilson asked the British Army if they would allow him to photograph serving men who are also part of the LGBT community.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision at the National Portrait Gallery is the first exhibition to explore the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraiture. There are over 140 items on display including paintings, photographs and rare archival material which together, really bring to life both the Bloomsbury Group and Virginia in particular.
You can't force people to buy your book. And begging is just embarrassing. In the most basic terms, you have to get your book in front of people who might like it and persuade them that they need to buy it.
The Commonwealth Games being held in the city of Glasgow has not quite finished yet, but has been heralded as a "great success" due to the success of the organisation of the Games itself and the success of Scottish and other athletes.
Many years passed before I realised you can "travel" in your own country, that we are actually surrounded by exotic locations, places we've never seen and dialects we don't understand... I'm visiting England's second biggest city precisely because it's not somewhere a visitor to the UK would normally visit.
The writer most admired by Gore, was Frenchman Michel De Montaigne, whom was born in 1533. Montaigne was to Gore, what Gore is to me. A literary forefather.
The Nether is a dark, dystopian play that explores the worst of human behaviour in a world where we live almost entirely in a virtual reality. It is disturbing but it is compulsive viewing. You can't look away no matter how much you want to.
There's plenty to be proud of when it comes to UK culture and our national image. And that's important as it attracts people from around the world to visit, study here and do business with us. The world may (wrongly this week) think that our weather's terrible - but the sun never sets on UK culture, and it shines all around the world.
When I was 18, I bought F. Scott Fitzgerald's Tender is the Night under the assumption that Fitzgerald had derived his title from a song by an Essex based Brit-pop band. I came to the conclusion that the author, like me, was a fan of Blur.
The 2014 Edinburgh Festival is imminent. I am excited. My latest play, Fragile is being staged on the fringe. It is an autobiographical narrative about how I was sexually abused when I was eleven years old. It is not a comedy.
Travelling is extremely popular with students and graduates but we don't always have the time (or money!) to go gallivanting around the world for months. I have just got back from 8 glorious days in bella Italia- no, not the restaurant- beautiful Italy!
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