Author Archives: beckyd123

Show Time!

This month, my script was selected for performance in an ensemble show at the Sydenham Centre in Southeast London. The show featured nine short plays based on the theme of love and heartbreak. In my play, Delegation, an unfaithful professor … Continue reading

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The Pen Museum, Birmingham

Last time I was in Birmingham I visited the lovely Pen Museum. That’s right, there’s a whole museum dedicated to the humble pen. And it’s AMAZING. The museum is on Frederick Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, just around the corner … Continue reading

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Halloween Post – The Shining

I recently visited the brilliant Stanley Kubrick exhibition at London’s Design Museum. On the twentieth anniversary of the acclaimed director’s death, the exhibition explored his ground-breaking achievements in film. From sci-fi to war and arthouse movies, Kubrick’s creative gift spanned … Continue reading

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Rome Uncut

When I moved in to Rome’s Cinecittà quarter, I was thrilled to discover the Cinecittà Film Studios just down the road from my flat. I’m a total film geek and Cinema Paradiso was actually what inspired me to go to … Continue reading

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Book Post – Beloved by Toni Morrison

Inspirational author Toni Morrison passed away recently at the age of 88, leaving behind a priceless legacy to literature. Giving a voice to black American people and celebrating black history was her mission, achieved with devastating effect through her award-winning … Continue reading

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Book Post – Rise Up & Repeal

‘Ní Saoirse go Saoirse na mBan. There is no Freedom until the Freedom of Women.’                                                   … Continue reading

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Book Post – The Apple Tree

The Apple Tree by John Rebholz. Illustrations by Zoe Saunders. Published by Lightning Source. 2018. A young soldier sits in a trench, his head bowed in concentration. As a new father sent to fight in the First World War, he … Continue reading

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On the Trail of Alexandros Papadiamantis

Whilst on holiday on the beautiful Greek island of Skiathos, I stumbled across the Alexandros Papadiamantis House-Museum. Built in 1860, this pretty bougainvillea-strewn building features the original furniture, paintings and letters of the famous Greek writer and his family. It … Continue reading

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Dead Poets Society

Keats-Shelley House in Rome is a wonderfully quaint tribute to the work of John Keats and the English romantic poets. The sad history of the house is that Keats moved there from England after being diagnosed with tuberculosis. His friends thought … Continue reading

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Charity Writing Competition Finale

The results of the Link Age Southwark UK & Ireland-wide writing competition were celebrated this month as part of the charity’s twenty-fifth birthday party. It was a lovely evening during which many dedicated volunteers were recognised for their ongoing commitment and support. … Continue reading

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