It has been 30 years since I relinquished my last staff job as a newspaper journalist, looked over the cliff edge and jumped; 30 years of keeping nature’s company and trying to write down what I find there.
Reggae-pop legends UB40's 40th anniversary UK tour's on course to arrive in Courier Country on May 1.
It was like treading upon a sweeping carpet of copper, such was the burnished tint of the beech leaves covering this track by the River North Esk near Edzell.
There has been much condemnation of the vile language used by a hardline Brexiteer against Theresa May, which brought divisions over Europe to a new low. An unnamed (at the time of writing) former Tory minister was quoted in the Sunday Times as saying: “The moment is coming when the knife gets heated, stuck in her front and twisted. She’ll be dead soon.”
Veteran theatre director and public relations whizz John Badenhorst says: “I’ve come to realise it doesn’t matter who is wrong or right, the important thing is we should do what we can to stop conflict.”
It started with a “B” and ended with a “C” but a whole alphabet of superlatives could be attributed to the performance of pianist Richard Goode at his recital in the Perth Concert hall on Sunday. Excellent, intuitive, inspired, masterful. All these perfectly fit the bill.
Theatre fans take note. Broadway’s longest running thriller, Deathtrap, hits Dundee in February, when Dundee Rep takes on Ira Levin’s dark play about a washed-up writer in desperate need of his next big Broadway hit.
For a long time the British electorate have yearned for the luxury of three options on Brexit – they’ve had to make do with one.
In times of rancour, conflict and division, people heading out to the theatre sometimes just want a rollicking good night out. What better way to ignore the horrors on the news and madness in the papers than a comic caper about rich people, their never-ending deceit, and a mischievous ghost raised by accident during a séance?
The Scottish Greens have made no secret of their mission to shape the future of the country’s travel arrangements in their own image.