Category Archives: Books

Coronaclassical 26: Counting the Cost

What was the typical financial impact of lockdown on a freelance performing artist? Continue reading

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Coronaclassical 24: Into the Post-Covid World

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Continue reading

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Giving It Away: Classical Music in Lockdown and other fairytales

On sale today: The Book of the Blog Continue reading

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Not racist but.

“Opinion was divided between whether A A Gill was a brilliant writer or a complete prick, as if the two are in some way mutually exclusive.” Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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Save Rhiwbina Library

Let’s learn to love and value all libraries, from the biggest to the smallest. Continue reading

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There’s no doubting that a decent proportion of operas would comprehensively fail the Bechdel test…. Continue reading

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Telling the Truth

These words were all written in dark, quiet rooms. How can they face the bright, noisy world? Continue reading

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