Category Archives: Blog

London Screenwriters’ Festival 2021

This month I’ve been attending the fantastic London Screenwriters’ Festival 2021. I’ve learnt so many helpful tips and here are some of the highlights. Tip 1: Don’t worry too much about breaking the rules A common theme across the festival … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2021!

When I bought this events diary this time last year, I remember thinking 2020 was going to mark the beginning of this century’s roaring twenties, filled with glamorous parties and fun times. How wrong I was… During the first lockdown, … 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 – 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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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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Charity Writing Competition Winners

I was absolutely thrilled with the response to the Link Age Southwark UK & Ireland-wide charity writing competition! We were inundated with entries from both adults and children. Judging is now complete and winners have been notified. Everyone was most impressed with the high standard … Continue reading

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Charity Writing Competition

There’s just over a month to go before the deadline of the UK & Ireland-wide writing competition I’ve organised to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of lovely London charity Link Age Southwark. Entries have already started coming in and there’s plenty … Continue reading

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