A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)

I don’t know about you but I’m busy putting up sandbags and barbed wire around the hobbit house here on Trinity Mead. I’m getting ready for the UK’S July 4th Independence Day er…celebrations. Or as I call it, A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day). Why? I apologise for being aContinue reading A day to remember. July 4th VV day. (Victory over Virus Day)

Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris.

Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris. Part of the Message in a Bottle series found HERE.   "From the Owl Pen" by Ian Harris Had fun doing a bit of "set dressing" and slightly witchy makeup to get in the zone for this! Thanks for letting me live my witchy dreamContinue reading Heather Gibb performs ‘From the Owl Pen’ by Ian Harris.

Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and Care staff

  I was just meandering around the internet (as you do) when I came across this; ‘Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and care staff…’.  My first thought was who in their right mind, no matter what political party they belonged to would vote against such aContinue reading Full list of the 331 Tory MPs who voted against weekly testing of NHS and Care staff

The Royal Shakespeare Company

I accept that I have been banging on about the lack of performance from our beloved RSC (The Royal Shakespeare Company) time and time again, I’m sorry. But hey,  I’m off again. I’m afraid after reading yet another whinging piece about the demise of the place and the jobs therein, I’m annoyed and more thanContinue reading The Royal Shakespeare Company

The Stratfordian’s household has exploded

One of the many things I will remember during this lockdown are the times The Stratfordian’s household has exploded. Not literally of course, (although I wouldn’t be that surprised to find out someone (no names) was in the process of constructing a bomb made from every-day household ingredients as an act of revenge), but inContinue reading The Stratfordian’s household has exploded

Why isn’t the Royal Shakespeare Theatre putting on theatre?

Look, I know that there’s a possibility that I have this wrong. I mean, there’s probably a law or something that says what I’m suggesting makes it impossible. Please, let me know. Anyway. My question is this…Why isn’t the Royal Shakespeare Theatre putting on theatre? OK, so I know that there’s a pandemic on. I’mContinue reading Why isn’t the Royal Shakespeare Theatre putting on theatre?

The mysterious case of the incessantly barking dog of Trinity Mead

I am aware that in these unusual times there are probably more important things to write about than ‘The mysterious case of the incessantly barking dog of Trinity Mead’. But this is something that has been concerning me for some time now. And as the strange effects of these plague-ridden times change our lives bothContinue reading The mysterious case of the incessantly barking dog of Trinity Mead

Black Lives Matter march in Stratford upon Avon

Just a quick ‘Well Done’ to the organisers of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ march in Stratford upon Avon. Great to see the number of young people on the march and also have to say congratulations on a great turnout (500?) too. Of course, when you get this sort of thing happening there’s always a lotContinue reading Black Lives Matter march in Stratford upon Avon

My part in the downfall of the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations.

This is a confession as to my part in the downfall of the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations. Not many people know this…but way back in the 1980’s I was arrested for not allowing the South African flag to be flown during the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations. This is how it happened (short version). I had intended toContinue reading My part in the downfall of the Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations.

Sent to Erica Whyman (RSC) via Twitter.

Sent to Erica Whyman (RSC) via Twitter. ‘Here’s an idea. Why not use ‘The Dell’ (Open air theatre space in RSC Gardens Stratford upon Avon) to give an all day (?) sonnet reading. Single actors reading a single sonnet. Charge 50 people to come in (for a set period of time?) and be responsible forContinue reading Sent to Erica Whyman (RSC) via Twitter.

10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK

I thought it was about time I made an effort. That I girded my loins. That I forced a smile upon my face and put my mind to being positive. Easier than I thought, here are 10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK. In no particular order… The River. There’s something aboutContinue reading 10 reasons why living in Stratford upon Avon is OK