Monthly Archives: May 2014

Jackson Hill

Jackson Hill are a ‘Folk Duo’, according to their card. ¬†However I was lucky enough to speak to one half of the duo and discovered that the double bassist and violinist are fairly recent (within the last 6 months) additions … Continue reading

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Brendan Lewes; musician, song writer

Brendan Lewes is a singer, musician, and song writer based in the north-west of England and I had the pleasure of seeing him perform original songs as part of a charity gig he organised on Sunday 25th May at the … Continue reading

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Echo Beach

The final piece I am able to see from this years Mayfest line up is titled Echo Beach and is devised and performed by Hannah Sullivan. It is predominantly a dance piece but has moments of monologue also. Sullivan creates … Continue reading

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What Elsie Knows

At the Wardrobe Theatre on St Michael’s Hill, What Elsie Knows is a solo performance written, directed and performed by Bella Fortune. The short piece explores image and self-worth. Set in the lead up to a night out Lizzie is … Continue reading

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Ruff

Ruff, A Peggy Shaw Solo Performance at Bristol Old Vic Theatre part of Mayfest, was essentially like being in Shaw’s head for an hour and 10 minutes. Having recently had a stroke, the show explored the affect it had on … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: The New Battle of the Sexes, BBC Two

Originally aired 8th May this 1 hour documentary was on BBC 2 and there is still content on the BBC website. Kirsty Wark explores sexism in an age dominated by the internet, clearly this is a subject that can not … Continue reading

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Puntnam and Joy, RUNTcollective at The Bierkeller Theatre, Bristol

Produced by RUNTcollective, I saw Putnam and Joy at The Bierkeller Theatre in Bristol. It is a¬†puppetry exploration for a group of artists and performers based in Bristol. Of the 6 actors, it was impressive to discover that only 4 … Continue reading

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