I saw this film the other day. I didn’t cry, but it’s a truly moving story, about two people doomed to disaster from the very beginning. The two principal performances are brilliant, and very well supported. It was so good, I have added the original novel to my Waterstones’ wish list!
An evocative devised play about the hidden history of sex workers in WW1 scripted from research into the Western Front. It’s gritty, atmospheric, humourous and writes women back into a male-dominated history. Devised and scripted by Buglight Theatre in collaboration with emerging playwright Lydia Rain. Very powerful.
An audiovisual treat in an interesting (if a bit chilly) new exhibition space. My top tip – have a coffee break halfway through in the wonderfully plant-filled café with great views of the Southbank. And be quick! It wraps up on December 4th.
Out of the Darkness A podcast about a husband who never thought “for worse” could get so bad. National Public Radio’s Modern Love audio episode tells the story of a new husband dealing with his wife’s sudden mental illness. An unsung hero.
Cure by Jo Marchant looks at how the workings of your mind can affect your body, even heal it when medicine won’t.
Kew Gardens – overcome writer’s block with a walk around tree-filled Kew Gardens. The perfect spot for writerly contemplation
I’m following 23 Research Things — a course where both teaching and coursework are blogged. It offers introductions to 23 tools or concepts for use in research: for instance Twitter, creative commons, communicating complex ideas. Aimed by research support librarian Georgina Cronin at academic researchers; helpful for writers. Try it!