100 Years on – The Battle of Verdun

February 21, 2016, marks the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Verdun - the longest battle of the Great War, fought...

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson Ten – Realising Your Dream

I have now been out of drama school for exactly one year. And so I have decided to conclude this series with what is...

Zero Hours Contracts: Time to abolish the life of constant insecurity & fear

Yesterday was one of the worst days of my life: my employer told me with no prior warning, and halfway through a shift, that...

The Bully at Work – Mental Health under attack (PART 1)

Mental health is really coming under the spotlight and even David Cameron has said that not enough has been done to end the stigma...

The only thing worse than death is a regret filled coffin

As a student who has just finished her first year at sixth form, it is without a doubt a relief to finally be on...

Trained Actor, Still In Training – Lesson Nine – Networking

  Following up from Lesson Eight - Getting an Agent, I want to talk about another thing that causes a lot of stress among actors...

Restaurant review: Sakura Casual Dining, Holloway

Sakura (or Sakura Casual Dining, as its Facebook page refers to the restaurant) is, in its own words, "a newly opened restaurant serving fresh and delicious...

London is brilliant, but absurd: why I won’t be moving back

This is perhaps the most difficult articles I've ever sat down to write - Yorkshire tea firmly gripped in hand. Firstly, I feel obliged...

The Gig Economy: Employment in the 21st Century

My old dad would never have clocked this trend. In his day you got a job and worked for the same company for the...

Restaurant Review – White Lion, London (N4)

You can spot the onset of new London gastropubs a mile off: the stripped back antique raw brickwork, the shabby chic vintage tables, ditto mirrors on...