The Easter Message

Every year on Good Friday, Wintershall Charitable Trust perform the open air play, The Passion of Jesus in London Trafalgar Square, telling the Easter story of Jesus’ last days, his crucifixion and his resurrection. I have wanted to go see this for a number of years but usually I have been away on holiday or … More The Easter Message


No one mourns the Wicked. The irony is everyone is mourned by someone, even ‘The Wicked!’ When asked by my friend if I wanted to see this earlier in the year, despite having already seen it many years ago, my response was a resounding yes! I had enjoyed it so much the first time, read … More Wicked

Ballet with Bourne

Once upon a time…….. As begins all fairy tale stories and Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is no different in its beginning but there it ends. This Sleeping Beauty is a gothic romance spanning well over 100 years as it moves through the Victorian era to the Edwardian era and then into our present day.  With music … More Ballet with Bourne

Christmas Abroad

Christmas abroad – it just doesn’t sound right, right? When I think of Christmas I always have images of it being at home in my house in Newcastle experiencing all the usual trimmings, driving home for Christmas over the Tyne bridge, going to see the Fenwicks Christmas window displays, my dad playing Santa at church … More Christmas Abroad

Ai Weiwei Exhibition

‘Liberty is our right to question everything.’ As soon as I had seen adverts on the tube for this exhibition I knew I wanted to get myself down to the Royal Academy of Art to check out Ai Weiwei’s evocative and politically charged work. Ai Weiwei is an artist in which he infuses his Chinese … More Ai Weiwei Exhibition