February 10, 2014 · 12:04 am
Image by Eoin Carey
This week’s post takes the form of a letter to four brilliant performers (one of whom is also a friend) whose show I went to see this week. Apologies if specific references lose or confuse any readers. Please bear with me…
Dear Drew, Kieran, Julia and Gav,
Last night I came to see Rantin. Thank you.
Thank you for creating a piece of entertainment which really mattered; a performance which I panicked about halfway through. My panic was this: how can we make sure that everyone in Scotland sees this? Especially, how can we make sure that every young person in Scotland sees this? Continue reading →
November 25, 2013 · 12:02 am
Today I watched a TED talk which I am excited to share with you. In it, Hetain Patel gently and humorously challenges our preconceptions and tendency to jump to conclusions based on initial impressions. I felt it followed from my last post, Hey Judgey-Pants! Yeah, you heard… (What a title!) He then explores how our identities might be linked to our relationships with others.
With him is a beautiful dancer called Yuyu Rau; she performs a little dance excerpt and adds real texture to his talk.
A little quote from Patel: “I believe we learn who we are by imitating others… Every time I fail to become Bruce Lee, I become more authentically me.”
It is only 9 minutes long. Make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy!