A Warm Coat in April – honing the art of the virtual live show

It’s one year on and there is every reason to be optimistic. Thirty-one million people have been vaccinated in the UK, over five million have had their second shot. Last week there were no reported COVID deaths in London. Next week, things will begin to open up again, to a level we last had in […]

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What the Hell is Binaural Dating?

Binaural dating. #bethedate was the offer that came to my inbox. ‘Oh yes!’ I thought, ‘that sounds fun,…. an audio experience that looks at dating from the inside out. With a waiter that Waits and a Chef to guide you. What’s the worst that could happen?’ Well, the worst that could happen couldn’t possibly be […]

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Why Consent Still Matters: ‘No is No’, and ‘Yes is Yes’!

“To exercise power costs effort and demands courage. That is why so many fail to assert rights to which they are perfectly entitled – because a right is a kind of power but they are too lazy or too cowardly to exercise it. The virtues which cloak these faults are called patience and forbearance.” (Nietzsche: […]

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Last of the Summer Sun

Black-eyed Sue traipsed across the heath                                                                                     Facing the last of the summer sunIt kissed her face golden. I could see the fainttraceof her smileas she ripped to piecesthe chorus of a love songshe didn’t believe in. She mentionedthat you’d been around with a bottle […]

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I Blame the Gin

A number of years ago, in my mid 40s, I fell madly, wildly, secretly, unrequitedly, sexually in love with someone half my age. I was stunned. I felt like David Byrne had taken residence in my head, dancing around singing, ‘How did I get here?’ My body was on fire. I was obsessed and had […]

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