Tag: Culture

The Art of Clowning

Mick Barnfather is a theatre director, actor and teacher with over 35 years of professional industry experience. He currently leads the first year theatre studies module at the National Centre for Circus Arts in London, and also offers a variety of independent performance-based workshops in subjects ranging from Bouffon and Comedic

Stamp Duty

During a recent walk home from work I found myself feeling unexpectedly pleased and excited after stumbling upon a packet of unused stamps. Strangely, it was the same level of excitement that I’ve felt after finding significant amounts of money. Stamps are by no means expensive, of course, but what

Author Interview: Matthew Plumb

Known as the ‘Tree Surgeon Poet,’ Matthew Plumb is an experienced forester and increasing presence on the UK poetry scene whose love and appreciation for the land he lives and works on continues to provide a steady flow of inspiration for his writing. Raised in the Black Mountains, he has

Why Universal Credit is a Universal Joke

When I relocated from London to Bristol earlier this year I wasn’t expecting to end up claiming benefits. With a bit of money in the bank, some festival work lined up, and several job applications underway, I genuinely believed that I would be able to support myself. Had my reasons

To Binge, or Not to Binge?

Like many British millennials, the best part of my teenage years were spent in dingy bedrooms and sweaty nightclubs listening to music that my parents didn’t understand and drinking as much cheap alcohol as I could lay my hands on. From the age of 14 right up until I started university in my mid-twenties, most weekends and even some

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