Bobo and I dragged ourselves out of our homes to visit Books Actually late last Friday night when the bookshop was doing a crazy open-for-24-hours thing. We were there in service of Ms. Pooja Nansi, one half of the hilariously-named Mango Dollies, which hilariously-named duo was performing that night. MD is a poetry-and-blues double act. … Continue reading Mango Dollies
Last Sunday, 30 March, I was roped in to something called Writer X Writer at the Arts House. Even out of context it sounds like two writers thrown into a metal cage and made to mud-wrestle. Which probably isn't too far off from what I think the Arts House --co-organiser with indie bookstore giant (cf. … Continue reading Schlepping at the Arts House Part 2
So I've just emerged from a week at The Arts House 10th Anniversary, which is overstating my actual involvement in the thing. I was mostly there to drink gala night wine, schmooze a bit, watch a play I'd written and bitch with friends. I wrote a short play, Hotel, for the proceedings, part of a multi-site-specific … Continue reading Schlepping at the Arts House Part 1.