February 2015

It’s been a busy month culturally I’m surprised to say. Fireworks at the Royal Court lived up to my expectations – so much so that I’m going back again mid March with my OH and a big group of pals. Olafur Arnalds didn’t happen – grrr (that’s to say the gig did happen but I couldn’t go, illness – not me – that’s all I’m willing to recall about that). So here’s the list for Feb and I’ll paste the code for what’s what at the bottom for reference.

1 February - Confidence 
2 February - Broadchurch
3 February - Africa United 
3 February - Men in the Sun (by Ghassan Kanafani)
4 February - SECRETS OF THE SMALL HOURS by Nick Dear (Radio 4)
4 February - Wolf Hall
5 February - The Good Wife
7 February - The Singing Stones (Arcola Theatre, Dalston)
9 February - Broadchurch
10 February - HOME FRONT Omnibus (Radio 4)
10 February - The Devil's Whore (Ep 3)
11 February - Wolf Hall
12 February - The Good Wife
16 February - Broadchurch
17 February - HOME FRONT Omnibus (Radio 4)
17 February - Fireworks (Royal Court Theatre)
18 February - Wolf Hall
20 February - Casual Vacancy
20 February - The Visitor 
21 February - Indian Summers
22 February - MEN WHO SLEEP IN CARS (Radio 4)
22 February - Casual Vacancy
22 February - Indian summers
23 February - Broadchurch
24 February - HOME FRONT Omnibus (Radio 4)
24 February - The Departure (short)
24 February - Life's a pitch (short)
24 February - The Good Wife
25 February - Wolf Hall
26 February - Voices by Munize Manzur
26 February - The Good Wife
Key: live performances (including music and theatre), telly dramas, books, films, RADIO DRAMA,
 art exhibitions

So still a lot of telly this month (but it was all brilliant) – but a smattering of other things too. I notice I am still to go to an art exhibition this year – will try to remedy that in March.

And in the coming week I’ve two plays I’m seeing so you never know March may be a highbrow one…

Other highlights of February include figuring out an easy and delicious cheat macaroni cheese recipe. Let me know if you are interested!

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January 2015

So here we go – my first list. Seems sensible to have a code to identify what each item is so I’ll go with: live performances (including music and theatre), telly dramas, books, films, RADIO DRAMA, art exhibitions.

hm that might get confusing but hopefully if I list the venue/network it will clarify things… So without further ado here’s my list of cultural adventures for January 2015.

1 January - Birdman 
5 January - Broadchurch (ITV) Ep 1 series 2 
6 January - THE MEET CUTE (Radio 4)
6 January - The Servant 
8 January - LAST OF THE PEARL FISHERS (Radio 4)
11 January - Enemy
12 January - Broadchurch (ITV) Ep 2 series 2 
15 January - Time Crimes
17 January - Dallas Buyers Club
20 January - The Eichman Show (BBC Two)
21 January - Wolf Hall Ep 1 (BBC Two)
22/23 January - The Devil's Whore (4OD)
24 January - Les Trois Ruptures (Chelsea Theatre)
25 January - The Albatross 
26 January - Broadchurch (ITV) Ep 3 series 2
27 January - Walking the tightrope: The tension between art and politics (Theatre Delicatessen)
28 January - Wolf Hall Ep 2 (BBC Two)
29 January - The Good Wife Series 6 Ep 1 (More 4)
30 January - Walking the tightrope: The tension between art and politics (Theatre Delicatessen)

So it’s safe to say that was a screen heavy month … highlights probably The Dallas Byers Club (superb story and performances all round), Wolf Hall (much anticipated and worth the wait – I could watch Mark Rylance all day) and Walking the Tightrope (only partly because one of the short plays included was by me :))

February promises much with Fireworks at the Royal court, and Olafur Arnalds at the Barbican…