let me set the scene

It's around five on Friday. It's tipping it down outside and I don't have a coat or umbrella so I'm stuck in Cafe Nero with my essay until it stops. I've been here for about an hour and a half. One flat white and a bottle of coke later I'm 3052 words into my essay [...]

Learning to Release 

Moving Landscapes- a week of Skinner Releasing run by Leeds based Rosemary Spencer and Sophie Alder at the Otley Courthouse. I have found a brand new fondness for Skinner Release after a week moving, laughing and learning amongst some amazing people. Having only completed one class of Skinner previously, I essentially came to the week long [...]

Leeds, city of illumination

I love Leeds. Everyday I find out something new, some hidden gem that makes me want to explore this beautiful city even more. Coming from a country background, I still find it surreal that buses are frequent, I can get a takeaway delivered and of course that there is 4G. City life is something I can [...]

in at the deep end

First day of second year = finished. Whilst I am filled with a huge amount of optimism for the coming year, and hugely determined to get stuck in, I can't help but feel a little bit overwhelmed. Walking into Northern's foyer this morning to a sea of unfamiliar faces all bright, and hopeful and excited, [...]

making movement

One thing that I've been saying throughout first year is that I want to push myself to create movement. I feel like it is an area that I still need to explore, but felt slightly scared and intimidated to enter into. Being creative on its own is not something that I find scary, but having [...]