Category Archives: THE HOSKING HOUSES TRUST

Angels Can Fly Because They Take Themselves Lightly

The Hosking Houses Trust staged an enchanting evening on the theme of angels. ‘Angels fly  because they take themselves lightly’ – G.K. Chesterton. It was held at St Helen’s Church, in Clifford Chambers, on Sunday. Author of ‘Miss Garnet’s Angel’, Salley Vickers, … Continue reading

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First Draft

I have been silent for a while – this is because I was finishing the first draft of the show.  It has now gone out to my collaborators, my agent and our producer. Once it had gone I realised that … Continue reading

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Georgia Stitt in Concert

I spent a wonderful evening with Skye Crawford and Whitney Mosery at the Georgia Stitt concert at the Garrick Theatre on Sunday night.  Georgia is a rising star from the USA, a composer, lyricist, MD and, as I discovered after … Continue reading

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Funny Girls in Blackpool

After lunch with the Trustees I went up to Blackpool, glimpsed the “Illuminations”, checked into the Hilton, caught the second half of Brian’s Twelfth Night and then we went on to see Britain’s number one Drag show – Funny Girls.  This … Continue reading

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Lunch with the Hosking Houses Trustees and Daisy

A delightful and chatty lunch with the Hosking Houses Trustees at Sarah Hosking’s enchanting cottage.  From left to right in the picture are: Professor Louise Campbell, the wonderful Sarah Hosking herself, Dr Sara Lunt, Andrew Holtom (the musical IT specialist), … Continue reading

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Yellow Marrows?

On my afternoon walk I discovered this strange field.  From a distance it looked like a field full of dismembered limbs – but up close I realised it was yellow marrows. I am enjoying “The Fall” in Stratford.  One Americanism … Continue reading

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We Got The Grant!

I am delighted to announce that I received a grant from Arts Council England for a three month period of research and development of this new show. I spoke to the Arts Council this afternoon and they told me that the money … Continue reading

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Steaming Ahead

It was slow at first, getting back into the new show, rubbing up against the characters, remoulding a bit, turning them over in the light.  Then my backup hard drive stopped working and I discovered that the speakers I’d brought from home … Continue reading

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I’m Back!

So I am back in Clifford Chambers at the Hosking House – my books are on the shelves, the fire is lit and the computer up and running – now it begins, the long-awaited retreat to complete my next show. … Continue reading

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Production Meeting

An exciting production meeting at the Hospital Club yesterday with Brian Protheroe and Martin Duncan before I pack up the car and set off for the Hosking Houses Cottage to write the book of our  show.   We now have a plan for … Continue reading

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