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The Empathy Experiment. Photo credit: Charles Leek

Online Theatre Review: The Empathy Experiment

July 12, 2020 No Comments
I have Zoom fatigue. While the COVID-19 crisis has ensured that platforms like Zoom, Skype and WhatsApp are essential parts of our ‘new normal’, the idea of online drinks makes me lethargic. And while I am grateful to be able to communicate with loved ones, I only have to overhear housemate’s Zoom quizzes and I want to curl up, cat-like, under my duvet. Our digital social lives are exhausting and I feel frustrated by screen glitches and faces freezing mid-sentence.
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Gaynor Jones

“Stay true to the kind of work you want to produce.” Author Gaynor Jones reflects on what it means to be a Northern writer

July 10, 2020 No Comments

Gaynor Jones, winner of Northern Soul Writer of the Year 2018, looks back on a year that was full of surprises.

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OperaWatch: Lockdown Edition

July 10, 2020 No Comments

It’s been a quiet old time here at OperaWatch HQ. The furniture is dust-covered, the trainee opera critics have all been furloughed and I sit here like Miss Havisham dripping in cobwebs and waiting for news, any news.

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The Stinky Chef: Fava e pecorino (broad beans and pecorino cheese)

July 6, 2020 No Comments

During these strange and uncertain times, we’re all in need of a pick-me-up. And what better than something to feed the body as well as the soul?

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