Jessie Kolvin

My summer reading diary

Being a (joint honours) English student, my ability to read novels for pleasure this summer has been severed slightly, so only one of these reads is a novel. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Beginning the hopeful summer with an intense dose of bleak and violent nihilism, I read Cormac McCarthy’s...
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Posted Sep. 11, 2018

Warwick at the Fringe: Love on Blue Canvas, 1890

In the final instalment of our Warwick at the Fringe series, meet the team behind Love on Blue Canvas, 1890. What’s the concept? Swaying between a 19th century art studio and a 21st century art gallery, the play centres around a certain painting by an unknown artist: the engagement portrait of Lord...
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Posted Aug. 16, 2018

Tech detox travel

‘Holiday’: deriving from Old English, ‘holy day’. Which begs the question, do we in the modern day still hold our non-working days sacred? And if we do, how do we ensure them this status?   Using technology on holiday doesn’t just make achieving these ends difficult, it actively hinders them...
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Posted Aug. 5, 2018

Warwick at the Fringe: Artemis, The Merry Misadventures

The penultimate show in our Warwick at the Fringe series, this is the first to feature non-human actors! Meet the team (and the puppets) behind Artemis, The Merry Misadventures. What’s the concept? Shocking words from adorable puppets. Our play follows the journey of Artemis, a little penguin ready to conquer species to become...
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Posted Aug. 2, 2018

Warwick at the Fringe: MTW presents A Monster Musical

All the people we’ve met in our Warwick at the Fringe series are undeniably talented, but this lot are frighteningly so… Meet Music Theatre Warwick’s production of A Monster Musical. What’s the concept? The show is a wacky comedy musical which is set primarily in a bedsit Dracula shares with...
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Posted Aug. 1, 2018

Warwick at the Fringe: MTW presents The Improv Musical

Next up in our Warwick at the Fringe series is the old favourite, but still new every time, Music Theatre Warwick’s Improv Musical. What’s the concept? The Improv Musical is an hour long completely improvised musical. The songs are improvised. The scenes are improvised. We take suggestions from the audience...
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Posted Jul. 23, 2018

The darker side of the World Cup

Just over a week ago, the mood in England was gloomy. The World Cup dream had been cut abruptly short; normal service had resumed. For some, though, the mood was not just gloomy. It was dangerous, damaging, terrifying. Statistics collected by academics, drawn from phone calls received by the police...
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Posted Jul. 21, 2018

Warwick at the Fringe: Warwick Comedy present Comics Sans Experience

Warwick Comedy are back with their second show for the Edinburgh Fringe, this time a stand-up extravaganza, Comics Sans Experience. What’s the concept? Comics Sans Experience, already a hilarious title, is a stand-up comedy gig with a rotating group of Warwick stand-ups showing off their best 5-10 minutes of comedy material....
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Posted Jul. 19, 2018

Warwick at the Fringe: Warwick Improv presents Anything You Want

Today we meet the team behind Warwick Improv’s Fringe show, Anything You Want. What’s the concept? You get to join Warwick Improvised Theatre Society as we create a completely improvised stage play, all spiralling from ONE audience suggestion. Told through a series of connected two-person narratives, this simple and intimate show...
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Posted Jul. 15, 2018