This Feb we filmed a short film called ‘Many Dates’ which is currently on the festival circuit. We have already been nominated as Semi Finalists for the LA international film festival and the Phoenix Indy Fest for best short romantic comedy and best short dark comedy. Stay tuned for more incredible festival news!
What’s going on?!
Hello. What’s going on? Well, it’s what was going to be this year but now it’s going to be next year!
I’ve been writing shows for next year. I’ve been writing Planted Symphony with Drake Music. It’s fantastic and will be fantastic for you to go and see next summer time. It will be fantastic to get out and experience some art. It’s going to be lovely. I’ll post more about Planted Symphony next year so you’ll able to find out what it is and where you can see it.
I’m also making a show about climate change for Inside Out Dorset festival, interviewing people and answering the question ‘people and the climate emergency: what happens?’ to find out what we need to do to really tackle climate emergency and adapt our culture around it.
You might recognise me in a film on Youtube soon, you’ll have to see if you can spot me. In January, I’ll be posting 5 films that theatre companies have made this year and one will have me in. I’m going to challenge you to see if you can guess which one I worked on and made a cameo appearance in.
I’ll also be bringing out a poetry book for you to listen to or read. So you can look forward to that too. I’m looking forward to seeing theatre again, reviewing it for you, and making my own performances that you can come and see. What are you looking forward to in 2021?
Christmas Pudding Planning
Hey there! No swimming pool yet for me to try my walker on custard. I agree custard is for eating as well, but walking in a walker on custard sounds very fun.
I’ve just been picking out my Christmas dessert menu. Yes I have a Christmas dessert menu. I don’t really care about the dinner. Turkey is a dry bit of rubbish anyway. So the Christmas dessert menu is what I really care about.
This year we’ve ordered a chocolate and salted caramel roulade for the 23rd December, for Christmas Eve we have a lemon cheesecake (well we have to have some fruit in there somewhere, but it will be with lots of cream so it looks as unhealthy as it is), later on that evening we’ll have a chocolate and ginger moose with chocolate liqueur, and on Christmas Day we’ll have a Christmas Pudding just to set it on fire.
I’ve never got why you would burn your pudding on purpose. The only thing crazier than that is buying an x box cardboard box for £900 on eBay. I wouldn’t even buy a new X Box for that let alone just the cardboard box. The actual X box is £450 from all known respectable retail establishments and organisations so it makes no sense. Rant over. Back to puddings.
The other choices are chocolate and orange bread and butter pudding. Fantastic chocolate orange flavours. You can put anything with it – custard, ice cream, anything saucy and sweet.
For boxing day you can just have the leftovers from the last two days while watching or playing whatever you like on TV.
Walking on Custard
Hello everyone, how are you doing in this second lockdown?
It doesn’t feel much different to when we weren’t in lockdown except that I can’t go to the cinema to see a midday showing of some rubbish film that I want to see.
I used to do that after the second lockdown. There was no-one around and I could really enjoy a milkshake and a film. That’s the life – milkshakes and films. I just wanted to get out of the house. Sometimes you have to get away from home to really appreciate it.
I actually took my walker out and went on the sand too. It was possibly the worst idea of my life, until I got onto the wet sand and then I could actually move at my normal speed. It was a bit of an exploration that kind of worked. I’m thinking next time custard!
Has anyone got an old pool we could fill up with custard so I can try wheeling on it? They said on the TV show ‘Brainiac: Science Abuse’ that it would work, but that was about 15 years ago. What do you think? Shall I try it in my walker? If you’re up for trying it, let me know!
Well that adventure led to a crazy scientific idea. Maybe I could try driving my power wheelchair on tons of chocolate flecks, like a woodland path?
FREE Online Event on Monday: Signal Fires
Hello everyone!! Here’s a bit of good news for you…
It’s a strange new world but fun is just around the corner. I’m going to be performing Monday night at 8pm as part of an online event called Signal Fires, hosted by Jamie Beddard and Extraordinary Bodies.
It’s going to be jam-packed with fun and amazing stories by extraordinary people who can show you a good night in. Screw netflicks and chill. We’ll put on a better night for you all.
Pop a reminder in your calendar for 8pm Monday and watch us live at here on YouTube >>>
You’ll be entertained for an hour for free and we’ll create our signal fire to celebrate reconnection through story telling. It’s going to be a jamboree that you won’t want to miss.
The line up includes: Ted Barnes, Kandaka Moore, The Shouting Mute, John Kelly, Karen Spicer, Claire Hodgson, and Eilis Bevan-Davis.