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..
This week's "showbiz" news centred around the fact that David Walliams was no longer going to judge the popular TV programme - Britain's Got Talent. The headlines centred around the fact that he had been removed after the media reported..
I started 2022 with so much hope and optimism for the year ahead after a particularly trying 2021. I was the Principal of a multi-award winning drama college which had somehow managed to be "saved" after announcing that it would..
For the past 8 months, I've had the neighbours from hell. From the person that would come onto my driveway several times a day, looking through my bay windows or staring through the letterbox, and on one occasion mid what..
For the first time ever the nurses are on strike. They join the long list of. . . well, just about every profession, that are fed up with successive Tory governments not paying them fairly. That'll be the same Tories..
I'm not really a royalist but then saying that I'm not a republican either. So I guess that I have a status quo bias. I understand that our history and heritage however abhorrent it feels in 2022, still creates a..
WhatsApp eh? A brilliant way to communicate cheaply with your loved ones, or is it the chink in your armour that you've failed to notice? Remember in the good old days, before t'internet, we used to meet up with various..
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..
In the middle of the pandemic I wrote a blog about the 7 stages of grief in a bid to try and help a few people that I'd spoken to that were struggling mid-lockdown. It's sometimes easy to forget that..
I know, I know, I'm like a stuck record when it comes to this topic - but having just seen the announcement of a new drama college opening in 2023, it's prompted me to write about it. . . again..