This weekend I was lucky enough to find myself back in Stratford, to watch the RSC’s Volpone, Merchant of Venice and Othello. I went to support my collaborators Steven Edis (composer of the music in Trevor Nunn’s production of Volpone) and Brian Protheroe, who was appearing in both The Merchant of Venice (as Aragon) and Othello (as Brabantio).
I also spent a perfect Sunday afternoon drinking tea with Sarah Hosking, in Clifford Chambers, talking about the Hosking Houses Trust and her plans for its future. I also had the chance to meet Elizabeth Speller who was living at the HHT cottage working on a new novel.
The Chairman of the HHT, Paul Edmondson, has just raised some £5,000 worth of funds for future projects by running a marathon in Prague. The Trust hopes to build an extension to the cottage which will allow visual artists and composers to also make use of the residency in the future.