Theatrical Tax Relief or dressed up Taxidermy?

NB This post was written pre the consultation document – which you can read here, as well as further clarification from ACE here. The consultation period is very short, and ends on the 8 May ML 1/4/14 Slowly but surely information about the Government’s consultation for a new theatre tax relief scheme targeted at supporting … Continue reading

Palm Wine and Stout buzz blog

Palm Wine and Stout buzz blog

Update 4 Tuesday 2 April Another review in – this time from David Vaas on Diss Corn Hall‘s very active blog . Palm Wine & Stout is an absorbing, original and thought provoking examination of no less than what multi-cultural means in a global village You can read David’s full blog post about the Diss … Continue reading

Into digital writing? this post might be for you?

I have been somewhat remiss in keeping followers of this blog up to date with latest Windswept news.  {If you don’t know who Windswept are – its a theatre company formed by myself, director Paul Jepson and poet and writer Murray Lachlan Young , and back in 2013 we toured Murray’s first play ‘The Incomers’ which provoked … Continue reading

Joe Wilde and Hannah Silva pick up BBC awards

Joe Wilde and Hannah Silva pick up BBC awards

Huge congratulations to Joseph Wilde and Hannah Silva who picked up the BBC Radio Imison and Tinniswood Radio awards earlier this week (you can read more here). Joe won The Imison Award for Best Radio Drama Script by a new writer  for The Loving Ballad of Captain Bateman (written with composer Tim Van Eyken).  The play followed the arc … Continue reading

Defining the future by playing the past

Defining the future by playing the past

Outside the Pioneer Trust HQ an Oyster Smack sits quietly ebbing away, a tree proudly growing from its bow. Her rotting timbers are strangely beautiful. Blistered and broken, you can just about make out her name: Priscilla.  As sad as she looks now she is in fact awaiting restoration. In two short years she will … Continue reading

Seasons Greetings

Seasons Greetings

  A little belated but Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to all my blog readers, friends and colleagues.  Here’s to 2014! Now wheres the Christmas ale gone?