so i finally watched… fleabag the play

This week, I went to see a recorded version of Phoebe Waller-Bridge performing her play, 'Fleabag', at the Wyndham's Theatre in London at Curzon Soho as a part of the NT Live scheme. 'Fleabag' is a one-woman show that follows a young, quite self-obsessed, binge-drinking woman who is grieving her mother and best friend and… Continue reading so i finally watched… fleabag the play

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my thoughts on.. the handmaid’s tale

The first time I read this book, I didn't understand why it was so integral to so many women's lives. I flicked through the pages and skimmed sentences, hoping for a thrilling and decisive ending, and was majorly disappointed, feeling such hatred towards the ambiguity of the final pages. 3 years (and many many many… Continue reading my thoughts on.. the handmaid’s tale

so i finally watched… frances ha

Frances Ha (2013) tells the story of a 27-year-old woman in New York City as she learns how to grow comfortable and content with her identity and the world around her whilst simultaneously trying to hold on to her job and protect her relationships. Co-written and starring Greta Gerwig, this coming-of-age tale delightfully corresponds with… Continue reading so i finally watched… frances ha

why I’m seriously devastated that I’ve only just discovered SRSLY

Since the start of the holidays, I have been making my way through the back catalogue of my favourite podcast, The High Low Show, hosted by the brilliant duo of journalists: Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes. I listen to it when I'm getting ready in the morning, when I'm walking from my house to meet… Continue reading why I’m seriously devastated that I’ve only just discovered SRSLY

my thoughts on… promising young women by caroline o’donoghue

I first came across the Irish writer Caroline O'Donoghue when I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts on a morning run. For a brilliant episode titled 'How to Write That Novel', O'Donoghue was a guest on the sensational 'Nobody Panic', a light-hearted audio guidebook to adulthood hosted by the hilarious comedians Stevie Martin… Continue reading my thoughts on… promising young women by caroline o’donoghue

the possibilities within art and how we can learn from this

"The possibilites of paint are never-ending" - Frank Bowling I am definitely not an art student. At parents evening in year 9, I was told by my teacher that there was absolutely no chance that I could take the GCSE and I was NOT ashamed to agree. Yet, despite my complete lack of natural artistic… Continue reading the possibilities within art and how we can learn from this

my thoughts on… crudo by olivia laing

This was the first novel that I have read in a long time where I have put down the book and thought 'Wow. It was really really important that I read that.'  I sped through the pages, engrossed in Kathy Acker's world and fully captivated by the intensity of Laing's writing. The tone was just… Continue reading my thoughts on… crudo by olivia laing

dior at the v&a

"In the 21st century, as online access opened up the fashion world and provided a platform for all voices, the question of the line between appropriation and appreciation has called for a more conscious and considered use of influences from different cultures. Maria Grazia Chiuri has spoken of the changing role of a creative director,… Continue reading dior at the v&a

betrayal

A week and a half ago, I was lucky enough to head into town to see ‘Betrayal’ at the Harold Pinter Theatre. The cast was phenomenal: Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Cox and Zawe Ashton (still haven’t got over it.) and the play was utterly brilliant. I haven’t really stopped thinking about it since. The plot covered… Continue reading betrayal

travel diary: bordeaux

It is now the Sunday of half term and here in London we have had the most phenomenal weather- it has actually felt as though we've been gifted a magic interlude of summer to cheer us up through the dark depths of what is normally freezing February (and the distress of incoming Brexit, dare I say… Continue reading travel diary: bordeaux