Saturday, 30 November 2013

Thursday, 28 November 2013

taylor wessing @ NPG 2013

The Twins | Dorothee Deiss | March 2013

Kofi Annan | Anoush Abrar | February 2013 

Lily Cole | Rosie Hallam | May 2013

Choir Master | Rosie Hallam | October 2012

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

wertenbaker: our ajax

Photo: Camilla Greenberg

research for: 'antigone' and 'the great warrior'

  • the futility
  • the psychological damage
  • the madness
  • the nightmares
  • the hallucinations
  • the destruction
  • the blood
  • the death
  • the corpses


How much longer?
How many more years?
on the Asian planes
the dust of Helmand
the sand of Troy
salt marshes of Basra
the barren rocks of Aden
The jungle of Malaya
The beaches of Al Faw.

How much longer
the ceaseless misery
unending war work.

I wish he'd never existed
or went down to hell before he lived
that man
who first taught us warfare.
Hardship leading to more hardship
that man ruined all men
oh ponoi progonoi ponen
and pain promotes more pain.

No pleasure for me here
no party hats drink music
not even the sweetness of a good night's sleep
and as for love. Love. Oimoi
he sure stopped all that:
I lie neglected
in my cold fartsack
my hair streaked with desert frost
and wake up to this shithole.

Home, I want to go home,
feel the lapping of the sea
flowering fruit trees
the smell of autumn leaves
Magnum cider with ice
the green criss-cross patches of England
when you fly in.

OUR AJAX | Timberlake Wertenbaker
Southwark Playhouse | 2013

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

lecture III: roehampton

Photo: Tagishsimon

Red Boxes designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott
Architect: Whitelands College | West Hill | Putney
Resident: Swan Walk 1985-1986 | Walpole 19986-1988

Roehampton University
Employability in the Arts
Contemporary Professional Practice

0. Time - it is not negotiable
1. Planning and Research - it is essential
2. Possitivity - be it
3. Energy - get it
4. Kindness - do it
5. Diversity - develop it
6. Pro-activity - go for it
7. Creativity and Vision
  • LISTENING (no notes)
  • TALKING (be brave)
  • BEING PRESENT (no phones)

  • The Gingerbread Man: herbs and spices, elbows and knees
  • Post Offices: being the Post Master General
  • The Ladybird Affect: appearing soon...
  • Believe in the Barn: £7,000 to create 7 environments!

Never in a more richer position:
socially, academically, financially, domestically, philosophically...
than when you are studying.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

jane bussmann

content: engaging, politically charged, exciting
structure: eclectic and lacking fluidity and focused debate
presentation: clarity needed and needs to be 'off script' or 'on script'
overall: engaging, politically charged, exciting

Jane Bussmann: 'Bono and Geldof are Cunts' - Soho Theatre

Soho Theatre: stopped by security and asked what I wanted (hood was up on big parker coat - it was very cold out - which revealed a shaved head) and so I asked what the problem was. Apparently, I had to be a member to drink in the theatre bar. Really? But I didn't want a drink. I had come to the theatre. I then presented ticket and was allowed entry! Having 45 minutes to spare, it was curious to find that no one else was being checked for membership. Perhaps I was just too scary for a Saturday night at Soho Theatre...

Note to self: be a welcoming theatre!

Communication style from front-of-house was also not good - in fact: rude - considering we were all just wanting 'a good night out' at the 11pm show!

Note to self: be a welcoming theatre!

Friday, 22 November 2013


Photo: Hugo Glendinning

the reality | the alternatives | the future | the population | the medieval | the priorities | the men | the women | the children | the food | the sex | the art | the life | the death

Thursday, 14 November 2013

the sixth happiness

bergman and seyler: exquisite

Friday, 1 November 2013

the camera / dress rehearsal was a dream...

See it Broadcast Live: Saturday 2 November 2013 - BBC2