Posts Tagged ‘Arts’

St Kitts: History and folk crafts at the Wingfield Estate

Today we visited the Wingfield Estate. It’s a place full of fascinating history and heritage that is slowly being excavated and then restored. The Estate is like a storybook of the island’s past. It was the first working estate in the English-speaking Caribbean, and its initial crops were indigo dye and tobacco. Later, it produced […]

Printmaking with Jess Morgan

To celebrate the beginning of March (with perhaps even some warmer weather on the horizon…), rising folk star Jess Morgan shares with us some tips for easy DIY printmaking. So hit play on the Soundcloud player below to have a listen to Jess’s music as she teaches you a seriously nifty new craft skill. Over […]

Film: 2 Days in New York

I’m a complete sucker for getting inspired by films and their locations. It was actually seeing a Julie Delpy movie when I was pretty young that made me first realise this. Oh yes, the gorgeous and unforgettable experience that was the 1995 independent hit Before Sunrise. I might say it served as one of my […]

Romeo and Juliet at Norwich Playhouse

Last Thursday, the infamous Mummy Razavi and I headed to Norwich Playhouse to see a new touring production of Romeo and Juliet. Norwich Playhouse (and its wonderful bar) is one of my favourite spots in the city, and quite possibly my favourite auditorium in the country. It’s set out so that no seats have an […]

A Weekend of Rain: Latitude Festival 2012

Latitude Festival has always been one of my favourite weekends of the UK summer season. It was one of the first festivals I ever went to as a teenager, and I fell in love with it. Way ahead of its time, Latitude is and always has been a festival for real lovers of the arts; […]