Friday, 23 March 2012
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
"Bryony Kimmings is NOT an alcoholic."So begins the blurb on the Soho Theatre website for Kimming's current show 7 Day Drunk. No Bryony Kimmings is not an alcoholic, she is an artist, and her own website tells us that: 'She makes performance, dance, music, spoken word, and video. Her work is haphazard, loud, dangerous, unpredictable... and above all mega-fun!'
Kimmings is one of a number of young artists creating work linked to Britain's (and their own) rocky relationship with booze. 7 Day Drunk is part social experiment and part personal history. Through anecdote, song, dance, film and fantastical costumes Kimmings examines whether alcohol does make us more creative, and if so at what cost.
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
I'm a big Chekhov fan, so luckily Peter Gill's A Provincial Life did not disappoint. The Stage don't give star ratings, but if they did, I'd have given it 4 stars. Here is the review, I'd have liked a bigger word count for the write up, so much there just wasn't room to go into:
Monday, 5 March 2012
Last month I completed the Welsh Arts Critics' Development Programme with Wales Arts International and Visiting Arts. Four new critics - Lowri Hâf Cooke, Amelia Forsbrook, Dylan Moore and myself - took part in the 6-month programme which was designed to develop coverage and critical discussion of Welsh arts.