6 things to be proud of...Read More
It was only this year that I met The Tinman. I’ve no idea how it came up, but one minute I was joking around about being Dorothy at primary school and the next thing Jack was singing about what would life would be like if he’d only had a heart, reminiscing about his days as The Tinman in his own school’s play. It was barely a few weeks after this that we met the Lion. Neither us had met Tristan before, but one night we got chatting to him about how we’d played Dorothy and the Tinman when he dropped the bomb. He had, indeed, played the cowardly lion. I had to find the Scarecrow...Read More
I met Jon at Backing the STARS karaoke night just after he had performed a disco rendition of “I’ve had the time of my life” during which he gave a shout-out to McDonalds. I was captivated watching him perform, he was so charismatic and funny - I practically ran over to him with my microphone as soon as he’d finished as if I were afraid he might get away and I’d never again have the chance to capture a little of what I’d seen of him. I’d never seen someone with so much sass on stage, so I was surprised at how nervous he was when giving me an interview behind the scenes...Read More
We’re loving Walter Zenga, Zenga, Zenga he’s gonna take us to the Premier, the Premier, the Premier and that’s the way we like it, we like it, we like it, and now we fucking love it, we love it, WE LOVE IT.
Confessions of a die-hard Wolverhampton Wanderers football fan...Read More
A tribute to the late Dancing Ken.
I was gutted to hear yesterday of the passing of Dancing Ken, a truly original local from my home town who me and Freya had the privilege of spending time with for a project last year. After crashing his country and western night for the elderly, visiting him at his home and eventually making a ken doll version of him in his honour, we sent him a letter thanking him for his time (and kinda just for being him). Here is the letter we sent, which seems relevant now more than ever:...Read More
Thoughts on my residency in Vietnam with The British Council...Read More
I tutor GCSE English to a bunch of kids in Deptford. One lesson I had them write a list of things that happened to them in 2016, hoping to come away from Brexit, Trump and all of the other headlines that had stolen the limelight from people's everyday lives that year. Here is a selection of 16 events that happened to my 16 year olds in 2016, in their own words...Read More
A New project with Kate Ducker, exploring karaoke as a form of communication...Read More
Some thoughts on Freya's makeshift purse...Read More
I went to Scunthorpe in search of National Treasures...Read More
Me and Freya visit the home of Dancing Ken - one of Cheltenham town's most stand-out characters...Read More
"I'm really looking for a girlfriend. This is not a joke..." reads a poster at 15th Street and Seventh Avenue NYC...Read More