Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is the collected speeches of 16-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg. The eleven speeches date from September 2018 to April 2019. It’s an extremely short time-frame and, as you might expect, the book is short. You… Read More Book Review: No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference by Greta Thunberg

Theatre Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns at Northern Stage

The latest production at Northern Stage, Newcastle, is an ambitious presentation of Khaled Hosseini’s masterpiece, ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. It takes a brave playwright to take on such a powerful novel which takes place over more than two decades and encompasses several life stories within. Ursula Rani Sarma has achieved a remarkable result which isn’t… Read More Theatre Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns at Northern Stage

Theatre Review: The Rite of Spring by Phoenix Dance Theatre

By Ken Powell The contemporary ballet group, Phoenix Dance Theatre, performed ‘Left Unseen’ and Igor Stravinsky’s classic ‘The Rite of Spring’ at Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake on Wednesday 8 May, and gave the audience a thing of beauty which was hard to define. Stravinsky’s musical work famously supposedly caused a riot in Paris when… Read More Theatre Review: The Rite of Spring by Phoenix Dance Theatre