“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.” – Mahatma Gandhi
I've been following with interest the long thread of polls that the girls over on the 98% pod put out a week ago. Firstly if you don't follow/listen to the 98% pod you really should. Katie and Alexa speak for..
Prior to the partygate storm resurfacing this week my social media timeline was slowly getting flooded by people speaking out about OfSted Inspections. For what it's worth I'm in complete agreement that schools need to be held accountable and indeed..
The other day, I received a great email informing me that SOLT and UK Theatre were partnering with The Creative Industries Independent Standards Authority (CIISA). The CIISA's remit was to improve standards of behaviour across the creative industries. You can..
In 2016 when we initiated the #time4change mental health charter to seduce drama colleges, we wrote a charter that included agents, producers and theatres. The idea was that those colleges reluctant to buy into the idea of better mental health..
Yesterday my social media feeds were filled with people desperately attempting to fundraise to save Read College. According to their posts they have until 12th December to raise £40,000 in order to re-open in January. Once again students were online..
Since graduating from college (back in the dark ages) I've always taught as my in-between job aka the job that pays the bills. I was lucky enough to have secured a teaching job the moment I graduated at a new..
I know, I know - it's another ranty blog about "the establishment", but at the moment this stuff is particularly raw for obvious reasons. Yesterday I was made aware of this article in The Stage where the LAMDA Chair Shaun..
The tragic death of Molly Russell is really putting the toxicity and danger of social media into the spotlight. I wrote a little bit about my concerns around this the other day but I'd like to revisit it in light..
A while ago I wrote this blog about the responsibility of drama colleges to pay freelancers on time Today a director friend of mine posted a semi-regular tweet that I see from colleagues bemoaning the timeframe that it takes for freelancers..