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Bitterfly

Hi, folks firstly I need to apologise for lack of blog contact recently been very at work. However, my poetry has taken I further twist. I try to write two-three poems a day which means I have a big catalogue of work, which I feel needs publishing to the public. My ...

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Festival Reviews: Nicola Tuxworth reviews comedy at the Edinburgh Fringe!

MANDY KNIGHT'S The Dark Knight Reviewed by Nicola Tuxworth 5 stars Mandy Knight’s one-woman comedy show at the Voodoo Rooms was a performance not to be missed! It might also be handy to have a surgeon on standby as your sides will split with laughter! Within the first ten minutes of the show, the ...

Festival Reviews: Paul Mayhew-Archer’s Incurable Optimist

PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER'S Incurable Optimist  Reviewed by Gavin Yule 5 stars With a mix of brilliant comedy and moving moments Paul Mayhew-Archer explains how Parkinson's disease has affected his life. At the beginning of the show Mayhew-Archer explains to the audience that this is not a show about Parkinson's disease but more about his life. ...

Festival Reviews: My Left/Right Foot – The Musical

5 stars  BIRDS OF PARADISE THEATRE COMPANY AND THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND Comedy and song become one in My Left/Right Foot, a comedy musical which tells the story of a local amateur dramatic company who attempt to perform an adaption of My Left Foot. The play, directed by Birds of Paradise Artistic ...

Festival Reviews: POP-UP DUETS (Fragments of Love) at the Edinburgh Fringe

JANIS CLAXTON DANCE On now until 26 August. Free performance Reviewed by Nicola Tuxworth 4 stars Let your mind be captivated and love every moment. Janis Claxton’s Pop Up Duets (Fragments of Love) dance show is an intriguing moving work of art, with wonderfully composed music and the soundscape of the National Museum of Scotland makes your ...

Festival Reviews: Ah Dinnae Ken

4.5 stars STUDENT THEATRE AT GLASGOW (STAG) 3 - 18 August at theSpace on Niddry Street Two houses, both alike in dignity In fair Scotland where we lay our scene The question of Indy 2 breaks new mutiny Where civil blood make civil hands unclean. Set some time in the future where a new referendum for the ...

Finger puppetry in Cold Blood

Festival Reviews: Cold Blood

5 stars MICHÈLE ANNE DE MEY / JACO VAN DORMAEL / KISS & CRY COLLECTIVE 4 - 6 August at the Edinburgh International Festival Cold Blood on the stage looks-like an open stage with a blank screen, almost like a mirror with no reflection but this soon becomes far from true. When the lights ...

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Giving Alexa a Mental State Examination

I have said in one of my previous blogs that artificial intelligence can never be sentient if it cannot go mad. Well, I’ve been chatting with Alexa, the voice behind the echo dot, and she is very evasive about easy to answer questions about her sanity. She seems distinctly ...

Puppet Death and my end thoughts to performing with Stealth Aspies…. 11/08/18

Now… I don’t know whether I enjoyed it or not… but the Famous Puppet Death Scenes show needs a mention. It was one hour thirty of different famous puppet death scenes from various performances over the last 200 years! (all around three minutes long)  – including a children’s game show where ...

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Last Day at the Fringe!!! – 11/08/18

I decided to stay one more day… because I had been told that Jess Thoms was going to be in the audience (founder of Tourette’s Hero… whom I have previously written an article; BBC Two’s Documentary ‘Me, My Mouth and I’: Biscuits! Fuck a Goat! Hedgehog! However… I woke up in ...