Performance

Lost In Spaces - Of Memoirs and Mirrors

Mik Scarlet | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mik Scarlet

The irony of Lost In Spaces is that the phase that I think best describes it is Triumphing Over Tragedy, a phrase that every disabled artist will have had printed about them at some point and one that Ms Penny rails against during the show

Wingman Lands at Soho Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Wingman explores the relationship between father and son, in a two-man show laced with warmth, awkwardness and wit.

The Quantified Self

Paul Lees | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

It is not a particularly new concept for one to want to track their performance and development when it comes to certain activities but the ability to be able to this is quickly picking up pace due to the ongoing development of Quantified Self.

Are You a Slave to Technology? It's Messing With Your Health and Energy!

Oliver Gray | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Gray

Technology is making our life so much better isn't it? Well the answer is yes and no; yes there are continuous advancements in technology that are making our lives easier and better.

Kate Bush: A True Diva

Karen Ruimy | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Karen Ruimy

I just returned from my long summer, far away, when I saw a surprise text message. My dear friend had invited me to the friends-and-family preview night of the most hotly anticipated show in London for years - the amazing Kate Bush!

Out of Control... Lessons From the Back

Dominic Irvine | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Milking it As the cardamom flavoured milk was passed to me to try my heart sank. I don't like the mouth feel of milk and am indifferent to its flavour...

Six Things Every Actress Should Know

Adam Hamdy | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

My daughter wants to be an actress. Words that should strike fear into the heart of any right thinking parent. I've gently tried to discourage her from what I perceive as a harsh life, but she comes alive on stage and has held on to this ambition to the exclusion of other childhood dreams. Luckily my daughter is only seven and there is plenty of time for sense to prevail, but were she to continue on her path, what should she know?

Discretionary Effort - Insights From the Business of Cycling

Dominic Irvine | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Sport
Dominic Irvine

The security team faced a choice, overtake the hapless cyclist at the back to get behind their man or watch as the gap between the two riders grew. Ha...

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

Is Your Energy Consistently Low? Are You Feeling Burnt Out? If So Read On, You're Not Alone...

Oliver Gray | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Oliver Gray

The modern way in which we are living is filled with a tone of habits that drain our energy and not enough of the good habits that energise us. We find ourselves out of balance, which in many cases is leading to burn out.

Why Admire an Actor?

Megan Brownrigg | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Megan Brownrigg

The BAFTAs have just been dished out, leaving a level playing field ready to be mown up and mole-hilled by the favourites of next year. So what makes a good actor?

Ferrari Performance 'Not Acceptable'

Todd McCandless | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

The team is working "round the clock" to increase the competitiveness and claw back some ground that Mercedes currently holds on the entire field. The Ferrari of 2014 seems to have pace on high-speed corners but struggles with stability under braking and speed down the straights.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

Stand Up for Better Meetings

Dominic Irvine | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Stand up for better meetings Not so smart It's not as if we didn't notice: The 'smart' phone vibrated on the table as each message arrived. The sequ...

Performing in the Present Moment

Suranga Chandratillake | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Sport
Suranga Chandratillake

So how do the most successful sports people ensure they stay in the present moment? Here are four key techniques elite athletes use...

Five Ways to Gain a More Positive Work Outlook This January

Louise Aston | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Aston

January is typically the month where workers across the UK are supposedly feeling most anxious and downcast about the challenges of the coming year. Some claim that 'Blue Monday', which reportedly fell this week, is the moment at which our optimism is at its lowest level.

Shakespeare Institute Students Wow Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Annie Martirosyan

If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students at the Shakespeare Ins...

Performance Pioneer, Eddie Peake Talks Sex and Impact

Morgan Meaker | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Morgan Meaker

Aside from his painting, Eddie is well known for his boundary-pushing performance art which is often interpreted as very sexual. He's shown work at The Tate, The White Cube and his naked five aside football match at The Royal Academy made waves amongst the critics.

RIP V8 Era 2006-2013

Todd McCandless | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Todd McCandless

After eight seasons, the FIA Formula One World Championship will say goodbye to the 2.4 litre V8 engine formula at the Brazilian Grand Prix this weekend. It's not only the end of the 2013 season but the end of the V8 engine era.

DIY Taxidermy: Death Becomes Her

Patrick Cash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Patrick Cash

The irony of Gates' vilification by the animal rights activists is that her work is designed artistically to illustrate the reality of how animal life is wasted in human industry.

Can You Conquer Your Fear of Failure?

Maggie Currie | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

The fear of failure is probably the single greatest obstacle to success in our lives. We can become totally preoccupied with not making a mistake and with seeking approval from our peers, our elders, our friends and everyone else we meet.

Worded Carefully

Patrick Cash | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Patrick Cash

Spoken word is often thought to be just about poetry, but I believe it to be a delivery of speech in a strong enough way to affect those who hear it.

Rethinking Language with Russell Brand

Katie Found | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Found

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing Russell Brand perform at Soho Theatre. It was an intimate affair; a test run before he shoves his jokes into a duffel bag and sets off on tour.

The Saudi Women Laughing in the Face of Inequality at Home and Ignorance Abroad

Bidisha | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bidisha

A great deal of fascination with a vaguely defined 'Muslim world' and 'Muslim values' has been sparked by the Arab revolutions and, before that, by the 9/11 Twin Towers attacks. One can critique this interest as unsophisticated or reactive - 'Who are these strange brown foreign people and why are they angry?'

The Worst of Scottee

Scottee | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Scottee

We were able to find out things I've done to other humans - from suicide to AIDS and everything in between. I remember playing this back to the production team for the first time - it seemed like the dynamic in the room shifted a little as everyone was confronted with the effects of a lie I told aged 16.