Archive: May 2015

The Jemima Layzell Trust Creative Writing Competition

The Jemima Layzell Trust is comprised of family, friends, and parents of Jemima’s friends, all shattered by the loss of Jemima from a ruptured giant aneurism aged just 13. They are working hard to raise funds to support young people suffering from brain injury or trauma and need help both… Read More

Today marks the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania

Today’s centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania was marked by a minute’s silence during a memorial service in Liverpool. This once famous ship and one of the largest in the world at the time, was torpedoed by a German submarine on 7 May 1915 during WWI, killing about 1200… Read More

War Horse opens in Belgium

War Horse, the sensational and unique production with lifelike horses of the British National Theatre in collaboration with the South African Handspring Puppet Company, has thrilled audiences around the world with its extraordinary story and the unique design. This month, this captivating performance arrives in Antwerp, with Flemish actors in… Read More

Join Michael Morpurgo at this year’s Hay Festival

Author Michael Morpurgo is joined by actress Alison Reid, violinist Daniel Pioro and The Storyteller’s Ensemble (a quartet of strings). Together they interweave words and music, to tell his haunting tale of survival against the odds, set against the background of the Holocaust. Adapted and directed by Simon Reade. ‘It… Read More