Life Lessons

Presenting a never-before-seen take on wellbeing, bestselling authors and world-class thinkers combine under one roof for an insight-fuelled weekend of talks and debates, as Life Lessons shares big – but practical – ideas for living better. Taking place at The Barbican on 15-16 February, it’s the latest addition to the wellbeing schedule, and is presented by TheContinue reading “Life Lessons”

Paint Jam London

As adults we don’t often get the chance to be creative. Playing for the sake of it is for kids. We want to do something productive, or achieve something. But that’s not always the most fun. Paint Jam gives people the opportunity to paint and create with music and drinks in a friendly and enjoyableContinue reading “Paint Jam London”

Dracula review – The London Library

Site specific and immersive theatre is all the fashion these days, but Oxford’s Creation Theatre do it very well indeed. Using their surrounds and drawing from them, there’s no sense of gimmickry about things. They’re currently turning their hand to Dracula, transporting it to the 1950s in the London Library, which was where Bram StokerContinue reading “Dracula review – The London Library”

Dracula at London Library

A new adaptation of Dracula receives its London premiere in February 2019 at the historic London Library – the venue where Bram Stoker spent seven years researching his gothic masterpiece and creating one of fiction’s most enduring characters. This atmospheric site-specific production, by Oxford-based Creation Theatre, transports the narrative to the 1950s, set amongst theContinue reading “Dracula at London Library”

Not About Heroes

Wilfred Owen met Siegfried Sassoon at Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh in autumn 2017, where they were both being treated for ‘war neurosis’ – or shellshock. They knew each other for a year, before Owen’s death at the front one week before the Armistice. It was a short friendship, but one that had a significantContinue reading “Not About Heroes”