This time of year brings out some intense feelings, and it's important for me to remind myself of the good, and focus less on the bad; to celebrate the haves, and ignore the have-nots.
This year's Mayflower pantomime is even better than the last and is definitely one of the best I've had the pleasure of seeing. It is a truly classic production.
When it seems like everyone under the sun turns into the Lord or Lady of Christmas Cheer at this time of year – when all you see are adverts full of excess and happiness and excitement and magic – it's so hard to accept that you're not quite feeling it this time around.
Listen to my first ever podcast appearance! I talk all things art and culture with Amy Harwood on her show, Art And Stuff,
November is always my favourite month. Autumn has fully kicked in; we try to cope with the darkening nights by saying it's 'cosy', and it's my birthday month, which always nudges it to the top of any list
Did you know I was live on air last week? Listen to me talking about slam poetry and performing one of my own pieces on BBC Solent
October was a manic month, with barely any time to write creatively due to plenty of theatre reviews and freelance projects....though I still managed to get a lot done too, somehow!
The English National Ballet has brought Manon to Southampton's Mayflower Theatre for just four days, before it heads to the London Coliseum in January. This production is rarely toured in the UK, and so this really is an exciting opportunity to see something different!
This is it; the evenings are longer, the jumpers are out, and I am well and truly embracing my extra inbuilt layers. Autumn is here; the most wonderful time of year. Where did September go?
I went along to Eastleigh Film Festival 2018 to see what The Point had in store for this year's event.