FOLLOW A RIVER: Tomorrow (Saturday 5th September), come along for a promenade along the river as Fleet Footing takes part in this year’s Totally Thames Festival. Simply reserve your place by downloading the audio material and map here. Apart from your own set of headphones, a small empty bottle, some refreshments and a little joie de vivre, you will need a…Read More
WINTER 2015 I’m not too fond of new beginnings. At least not at this time of year. My circadian clock was set to academic years at the age of six and, thirty-something years later, it is very difficult to change the calling of that cuckoo! Come 31st December, I raise half an eyebrow listening to…Read More
WINTER 2014 Writing an opera and making it happen can be the most exhilarating experience. It can also be a life-shortening undertaking which leaves you frazzled with a wispy memory of it all once the pandemonium has faded around you. It is not duck soup, that’s for sure! Whereas some composers vow never to go…Read More
WINTER 2013 While most of you will have cleared away your ivies together with your hollies and other remnants of Yule, conversations amongst our neighbours here in East London are still tinged with a slight hederal motif – the bushy creeper that has engulfed the West wing of our building. Each year, after the nesting…Read More
WINTER 2011 Imagine if *February* came to stay and never left again like in the chilling short novel *Light Boxes* by Shane Jones. The onslaught of the cold, the snow, the ice, the darkness, all would be never-ending. Countless articles are published every year on ‘why we hate *February*’ – the *helmikuu* (month of the…Read More
WINTERY DANCES, ELIZABETHAN TALES, PONTEFRACT CAKES AND A SPOONFUL OF LARVAE TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES!
WINTER 2010 Whilst the shortest days of the year have caused havoc by painting wintery landscapes and dipping our toes into more snow than we had prepared for, here are seven tips to get you through to spring with a smile on your face. Don’t hide away because it is winter (suite 101.com) …Read More