Kathryn Hughes spent twenty years of her academic career researching the Victorians, before realizing that she didn’t know what it felt like to be a Victorian. She knew the facts, the dates and the statistics. She was able to analyse the political uprisings of the Chartists and assess Britain foreign policy, but unsure what it would feel […]
Considered by many as the greatest film of all time – what is all the fuss about with Citizen Kane? It’s fair to say that the fuss is justified. Orson Welles – with unparalleled creative license – creates a superb picture as director, co-writer and lead actor in the heat of Hollywood’s Golden Age. The […]
At an early age, I was diagnosed with high-functioning autism, which is a social and communicative learning difficulty affecting 1 in 100 people in the UK. This single-handedly changed my life…… for the better. There is no cure for my condition, and my parents were told I would never have any relationships, friendships nor receive […]
Amongst the hubbub and activity of the Newark Book Festival, I met and interviewed Natasha Pulley, author of the international bestseller The Watchmaker of Filigree Street. She was scheduled to make an appearance in order to promote her new novel, The Bedlam Stacks, which was released earlier in the week. I was working as a […]
This month, I met thriller writer Tim Utton at Newark Book Festival. I managed to grab him for a quick interview before he appeared on a panel with fellow authors Stephen Booth and Gareth Baker. Utton, who writes under the pseudonym T.M. Logan, launched his debut novel, Lies, a contemporary psychological thriller, in January 2017 […]
We decided to let everyone know what we would be up to over the Summer holidays
On Saturday 15th July, I met Matt Haig, author of the hugely successful Reasons to Stay Alive, as he toured with his new novel How to Stop Time.
If you are a member of a Young Journalist team you may have produced a radio play. (If not, it is where you write a script based on anything you want, edit it, then record it!) The Year 6 YJA team at Burgh School took on the challenge to produce one. I was part of […]
Celebrities have never been more in the public eye and it seems there is an endless supply of celeb stories online.
Here at Millfield, we’re really big on the Arts; we have our own Art Councillors and a club running for an hour after school every Thursday. This Arts Club has been running for a very long time! Mrs Thompson has been working her socks off trying to get a piece of art for us to […]