New Story for Brighton

Walking along the Strand in London to Trafalgar Square to try on a costume I become someone else.

Through the darkness I sense the character of a lady of Henley who met her death hung on holy ground in 1757.

Mary was not granted the right to appeal her conviction for poisoning her father.

She fed him a powder her lover gave her so that the father would let him marry her.

I have written a show to explain other problems created a difficult situation for Mary that were not considered at her 15 hour trial.

The 18th century prison cell she stayed in for almost a year was harsh. Is imprisonment enough for the worst of crimes?

Mary paid with her life. I spent time at historic Oxford Castle Prison to walk in her final footsteps. When I portray her I feel her strength. And now the costume completes the woman.

Hear my work and the story of Mary in Brighton Festival May 10-12 12pm here

Delightful Festival

I want to take you on a tour of where we all live.

If you’re reading this… then that place is the internet!


Here is a small tour of my friend’s work.  How they have carved the world wide web into unleashing their personality, creativity and message.  I love how they live their values.  I find their work inspiring.

So this is a tour of a place I like.  A place a live.  Here on the internet.

A festival of ebooks for all of our delight with the invitation to create your own (and tell us about that too!  Happily share links to YOUR work too!)


When I think of the internet this image pops up.  Have a listen of the Hidden Treasures Festival with the link below and see if you agree.



Happy February




Enjoy uncovering the treasures of where we live!  And maybe see you later this year for the next one.  Your Free Early Bird ticket is here 


PS find more tours of where we live here



Introducing Jemilin McMurray

Jemilin is an Artist and Author.  As a Calligrapher, she shared some of her inspiration.
What is your most popular blogging topic and how do you get your ideas?
It’s Calligraphy especially Calligraphy for meditation as this relates to my current job and I am also obsessed with Calligraphy artwork.
What superpower would you have and why? 
I would like to have super power to be able to turn back time as I regret some part of my life.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

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