It slipped my mind to mention this, but over the last year or so I have written a number of reviews for the excellent online theatre magazine Exeunt. So far I have covered classical experiments, perambulatory music, spoken word and poetry-inspired theatre… Click here to read the latest, my take on a Spitalfields Festival walkingContinue reading “Exeunt”
I’m not blogging much at the moment, but there’s plenty going on over here at the ADRIFT tumblr.
Last night I was letting my eye wander around the late sixteenth century Agas Map (as reproduced by the London Topographical Society in their handsome A to Z of Elizabethan London). I’m pretty familiar with the Agas, but I came across a mysterious feature I’d not noticed before. See that hill to the right, directlyContinue reading “London’s Golgotha”
2011 was a frantic, exciting and, ultimately, exhausting year. For a start, I tied the knot with Sarah, my girlfriend since university, over two beautiful days in May (a Muslim nikkah at her family home in North London followed, a week later, by a Roman Catholic wedding at St Etheldreda’s, Ely Place). I then spentContinue reading “Belatedly, some words on my departure from London Word Festival”
Yes, I am involved in co-organising this brilliant and brilliantly silly homage to Indiana Jones – celebrating this year its/his 30th birthday. It’s Saturday 22 October, from 7pm. Jazz star Gwyneth Herbert will open the show with a rendition of “Anything Goes” from Temple of Doom, poets including Jack Underwood and Kirsty Irving will performContinue reading “Indy, cover your heart!”
I got married, then jetted off to India for 3 weeks. Here is my reading. Josie Saramago, The Gospel according to Jesus Christ * R.L. Stine, Indiana Jones and the Curse of Horror Island ** Peter Ackroyd, The Clerkenwell Tales Ian McEwen, Solar William Dalrymple, In Xanadu Rough Guide to Rajastahn, Delhi & Agra IContinue reading “Honeymoon reading”
SOME RECENT THINGS >>> Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Not Visited and Never Will by Judith Schalansky (Penguin) factorycraft by FOUND (Chemikal Underground) Re: by Ahren Warner (Donut Press) Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today Susan Hiller at Tate Britain
So, whilst I was in Edinburgh I took part in the site-specific walking tour of the city: En Route. The ‘show’ is the brainchild of Melbourne-based collective one step at a time like this. It goes like this. You meet in the foyer of the Traverse Theatre in a group of 2-3. Someone takes youContinue reading “En Route in Edinburgh”