Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time

A unique brooch that belonged to Millicent Fawcett, President of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (1890 – 1919) will go on permanent display for the first time this week at the Museum of London. The brooch, on long-term loan from the Fawcett Society, is highly symbolic and represents the long struggle for women’s… Read More Millicent Fawcett’s ‘Steadfastness and Courage’ brooch to go on permanent display for the first time

Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

When our bodies are little and our minds are young they tell us these tales to warn us of the wicked things that might come… Historically, folk tales were used to stop us from getting ourselves in to trouble. We are told them as children to warn us about evil things that might crawl out… Read More Book Review: Cursed – A wickedly evil enchanted anthology edited by Marie O’Regan and Paul Kane

Book Review: The Illness Lesson By Clare Beams – Gothic fiction that brings up questions about a Women’s Autonomy of her own body

When it comes to your body who makes the decisions? Who decides what happens to it? Do you? It is quite easy for us in the modern world to be fooled in to thinking we have control. We decide what we eat. We tattoo and pierce our bodies at will. It’s up to us when… Read More Book Review: The Illness Lesson By Clare Beams – Gothic fiction that brings up questions about a Women’s Autonomy of her own body

Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

We all hear stories growing up that make us prick up our ears with curiosity. The spooky house at the end of the street or the disappearance of some much loved neighbour decades ago. These are local urban legends that in our adult life we start to question the truth behind. In The Golden Key,… Read More Book Review: The Golden Key by Marian Womack – A spooky Victorian mystery with a ghostly fairy tale glow

Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

*Spoiler Alert* After the first paragraph of this review I will talk about elements of the plot that might spoil things a little but will not spoil the ending *SpoilerAlert* Princess Leonie Kolburg (don’t call her that. She hates being called that!) Or Leo for short is an eighteen year old heir to a faded… Read More Book Review: The Stars We Steal by Alexa Donne – Classic Romance & Modern Sci-fi Are A Match made in the Heavens!

Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

It’s always exciting when Inside no.9 returns to our screens. To celebrate I’ve put together a little list of reading recommendations inspired by my love of the anthology series. Here are 9 reading treats that I think you’ll love if you’re a fan of Inside No.9. Let me know in the comments what you would… Read More Reading Room Service: Delivering a list of literary recommendations for fans of Inside No.9

Silently Hoping at Applecart Arts: Award-winning play writer Iskandar R. Sharazuddin explores what it can mean to come from a mixed cultural heritage in a modern world

Finding your identity isn’t easy. It is what can make getting older so hard to do. There are so many aspects of yourself that you may end up questioning. Your sexuality, where you grew up, your parent’s heritage, your religious beliefs and even the job you do can all leave marks on the way you… Read More Silently Hoping at Applecart Arts: Award-winning play writer Iskandar R. Sharazuddin explores what it can mean to come from a mixed cultural heritage in a modern world

Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art

The story of the fall of Troy is one that has survived the test of time through endless retellings during in every time period since the era of Ancient Greece. The classic myths and their influences are still as popular today as they were when the stories were first told orally by story tellers to… Read More Troy at the British Museum: Exploring the legacy of Homer’s The Iliad and Greek mythology in art

A conversation with Jacoba Williams about starring in the play Before I Was A Bear and creating theatre at The Bunker: “it is not tick boxing … it feels like we are doing just what should be done”

Award-winning actor Jacoba Williams (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare’s Globe; Queens of Sheba) takes an animalistic turn in Before I Was A Bear, the debut play from Eleanor Tindall. The play revamps a Greek myth and comically explores issues for women in today’s society. I got to chat with Jacoba about the play, creating art… Read More A conversation with Jacoba Williams about starring in the play Before I Was A Bear and creating theatre at The Bunker: “it is not tick boxing … it feels like we are doing just what should be done”

Book Review: Skein Island By Aliya Whiteley – A thrilling sci-fi novel that brings the power of storytelling and ancient legends to an unsuspecting modern world

Marianne Spence isn’t sure she wants to ignore the letter she receives inviting her to Skein Island. It drags up painful memories from her past that awaken her need to find answers to questions she never thought she would get the chance to explore. As she ponders whether she should accept the invite, a meeting… Read More Book Review: Skein Island By Aliya Whiteley – A thrilling sci-fi novel that brings the power of storytelling and ancient legends to an unsuspecting modern world