Birmingham and Annie B (again)

I’ve had a busy few days.  Or rather I had a busy few days earlier in the week; I’ve spent yesterday and today at home trying to rest and relax and give myself a bit of TLC as I fight off joint aches, a sore throat, a thumping head and general not-feeling-well.  But the first half of the week was fabulous.

The rather lovely Annie Burkin featured in Hot Holidays! on 8th June, and that evening her play Selfie Rules had a rehearsed reading at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East.  I went along to see it and left in absolute … Read the rest »

Bloody Loved It!

Over the years I have been involved with a few low-budget films and watched quite a few more.  The image that the term ‘low-budget’ conjures up is of poor sound and visual quality, over-acting and editing that looks like it’s suffering from St Vitas’ Dance.  So when I heard that some people I know had made a film, I’ll admit that while I was supportive of them, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about seeing it.

Mea culpa!  Mea culpa!  Mea culpa!

Initial reactions from others to said film, Blood and Carpet, was positive; people in the industry were saying good things … Read the rest »