Music for The Homeless: ‘The Key’ from The Department of Distractions

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Update 6th March 2018:  'The Key' raised a grand total of £61 for Crisis and Emmaus charities for homeless people! The Department of Distractions was joyous fun to work on; the walks between digs and the theatre were quite saddening. There's a man sleeping rough in an underpass on the way, so for a week I passed …

#MeToo: Some Sexism This Way Came

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Inspired by Emma Bright's article about her experiences of sexism - Girl On The Platform Smile - and in the spirit of solidarity, here are a few of my experiences with sexism that some may consider easily walked away from, ignored; as unimportant. Not worth making a fuss about. Sometimes I did make a fuss; sometimes I didn't.

How This Introvert Learned to Love Being In A Live Performance – 15 Minutes Live 2016

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15 Minutes Live by Slung Low, which played this year at The Holbeck (previously Holbeck Working Men's Club), Leeds, was an awful lot of fun. More than I was expecting! I'm trying to pick apart why, and here are my thoughts. Is it just that I'm older and wiser, I'm working with friends, I'm far …

Pause for Thought

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Work is quiet at the moment. This would have filled 27-year-old me with dread. She would find the not knowing quite when the next paycheque will come in daunting. 36-year-old me is different. She’s relieved. It’s been a busy few years since I had an appreciable gap in the schedule like this one, and I’m due …