The Vagina Monologues – Acting Meets Activism

At Lancaster university every February for the past 15 years a group of women+ folk have come together to put on productions of Eve Ensler's 'The Vagina Monologues'. It's always part of a fundraising effort for a local charity, this year the charity is 'Women's Community Matters'. I was part of the show last year … Continue reading The Vagina Monologues – Acting Meets Activism

Revealing My Love of Cookbooks, and a Review of ‘Flavour: Eat What You Love’ by Ruby Tandoh

I've never reviewed a cookbook on this blog and honestly I'm not sure why. I love cookbooks. I can spend many calming hours reading them, and even more countless hours using them to cook for myself, my friends, and my family. I first fell in love with cooking in high school when my mum brought River … Continue reading Revealing My Love of Cookbooks, and a Review of ‘Flavour: Eat What You Love’ by Ruby Tandoh

A Fast Paced and Thought Provoking Read – ‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells 

This short novella was published in 1895 but it still feels fresh and relevant reading it today in the current political climate. The plot is essentially quite simple - a scientist invites a group of men to dinner, he arrives late to this dinner in a dishevelled state with a story about travel on the … Continue reading A Fast Paced and Thought Provoking Read – ‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells 

‘The Tempest’ Retold – ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood

I've reviewed a production of Shakespeare here before and I've reviewed a book by Margaret Atwood here before, this book combined both Shakespeare and Atwood and, a trademark of both writers, is beautifully comic and tragic at the same time. 'Hag-Seed' focuses on Felix Phillips, an avant-garde theater director who is unceremoniously sacked from his … Continue reading ‘The Tempest’ Retold – ‘Hag-Seed’ by Margaret Atwood