Arts


‘All things creative’ is risen again

I have been inspired by a great new contact – Linda Wild www.lindawildideas.co.uk – to get going again with my blog ‘All things creative’. Linda initially picked up my contact details from my NIA dance flyer at Alrewas village hall and made contact online.  We finally met a few weeks ago when I was doing a […]

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Word of the week: courage

A couple of weeks ago I visited the De La Warr Pavillion at Bexhill.   There was an exhibition on called ‘Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea…’ based on the iconic final scene of the film The Italian Job where the coach hangs precariously over a cliff edge. The exhibition re-constructs […]

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Word of the week: Metamorphosing….

They say ‘change’ is good for you…… I much prefer the word metamorphosis.  It conjures up such nice things such as the transformation of a caterpillar into abutterfly. My metamorphosis from a freelance web content writer into a NIA Dance teacher in Staffordshire/Derbyshire is certainly taking its time, particularly as I find I’ve metamorphisised back into […]

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Word of the week: Fish

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ […]

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‘Festival’ creativity continued

  I made it to some of the Brighton Festival Artists’ Open Houses last weekend. We concentrated on the Five Ways Houses and, out of all the ones we visited, this one – Lampost 13 – touched me most. A delightful house, full of colour, vibrancy, warmth and welcome. It reminded me of The Bloomsbury […]

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Following ‘Festival’ creativity

Creativity is all around in Brighton during Festival time in May. This year I’ve decided to focus on two Festival themes – the Artists Open Houses and City Read. Working freelance means flexibility and deadlines, and both these events fit well into these schedules, with Open Houses offering flexible opening times and the only commitment […]

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Nine

I went to see the film Nine the other day and absolutely loved it.  For me, the film sums up my perception of ‘all things creative’. Set in Italy in the stylish 60’s and based on Federico Fellini’s 1963 classic autobiographical film ‘eight and a half’, for those of you who haven’t seen it yet, […]

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Making resolutions

One of my New Year resolutions is to keep up with my blog. Another is to ‘create a buzz’ for my cousin James Gibbs’s fish art.   With the potential threat of climate change damage on marine life, there may come a time when pictures and photos are all that’s left to remind us of […]

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