Category Archives: The Arts


When I listen to music, the music tells me what movements I would need to make, in order to scribe it into dance. Music can also turn into art or writing, but the best fit is dance. When we translate … Continue reading

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Come and Have a Go

The ‘hardest’ thing I have done in my entire life was to train and work as a professional dancer. Harder than writing 20+ books; harder than working as a teacher in a really, really tough school; harder even than childbirth. When … Continue reading

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A Creative Nation

The house lights dim and a hush falls over the audience. An eerie music fills the space. Then a green light suffuses the stage. We’re in a forest: plants and leaves carpet the ground. A cold mist drifts in, its … Continue reading

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Reclaim Shakespeare

I’m really sorry, Mr Gove, but I think we need to reclaim Shakespeare now. You’ve had him for a while, you reference him in glowing terms here and here and here. But the thing is, we’re concerned that you don’t really … Continue reading

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