A Shakespearean Thanks

So Shakespeare Week is done. Five workshops at five different libraries in and around Sheffield are over and I am happy. Tell you the truth, I couldn’t be happier. From the off this had the whiff of something a bit special and it’s not disappointed one bit. Everyone at Sheffield Library Service have been, as […]

Never Let Me Go – – The Joy of Language

I have come late to Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. It’s something I seem to do, that. Only read wonderful things years and years after every bugger else (I think a lot of that has to do with me not reading enough as much as I’d like and reading a lot of possibly more […]

Video Shakespeare

As you might have already read, yesterday I was at Sheffield Central Children’s Library running the first of five writing workshops for Shakespeare Week. During it, the lovely Kate Hughes from Sheffield City Council came along to video some of the writers who were there. Here they are…

And We’re Off/A Note to The Disappointed

The first of the five workshops I’m running for Shakespeare Week has happened. And it was brilliant – even on the day there were people waiting to see if they could sneak in and, as I’ve said before, that there has been such a huge amount of interest has been wonderful. But, before I go […]

All Set

Tomorrow I start the first of five workshops in two weeks for the brilliant Sheffield Library Service. It’s for Shakespeare Week and this one’s a little bit special in that it’s 400 years since the great man (and possibly the most influential story teller that’s lived) died. Things have been printed. The Lion King has […]

Three Words – Review

  At the end of last year I was really pleased that Rachel Fenton came onto this very blog to talk about Three Words: an Anthology of Aotearoa/New Zealand Women’s Comics (read what she said about here – it’s great). At the time I said that I thought the whole thing was ‘dripping with good’ […]

SheFest – Sheffield – Saturday

Another day, another celebration of women. And quite right too.   Here’s the brilliant Nitya to tell us more…   Last year over 600 people visited Sheffield Town Hall for a fantastic one day celebration of International Women’s Day featuring local traders, live music and a spectacular finale fashion show. This year that idea has […]

Wonder Women. Manchester. Friday.

On Sunday I found myself in Huddersfield at their literature festival (friends knew friends there so I went and it was good). I got to see the lovely Kate Fox again, doing her thing, and she was brilliant. When we were chatting afterwards, as you do, she mentioned she’s appearing as part of Manchester’s Wonder Women […]

Easter Holidays Shakespeare Fun 7 – 11 Year Olds

So, March is here. And didn’t it sneak up on us quickly? And you know what March means? Well, amongst quite a bit, it means that the Easter Holidays are just around the corner. And do you know what that means? It means that the workshops I’m doing for Shakespeare Week are just around the corner too. […]

It’s Grimm Up North

A very quick post today, because I’m desperately trying to catch up with everything I’ve missed through being ill. But there is something I really wanted to tell you about. So… I was lucky to be at the brand new and very brilliant Grimm & Co in Rotherham on Tuesday (I was there for a […]