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Brutus of Troy: A short literary survey

Photo credit: © Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, Bodleian Library MS. Laud Misc. 733 (cropped) CC-BY-NC 4.0. See full manuscript via this link. I’ve recently been researching the legend of Brutus of Troy for a radio play I’ve written and produced for Soundart Radio, and thought I would share some of my findings in this … Continue reading Brutus of Troy: A short literary survey

Missing – our short film in Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights film festival

Camilla and I made this short film as part of the 48 hour film challenge organised by Exeter Phoenix. It was screened at the premiere during the festival in February 2021. Missing A solitary private investigator called Dekker receives a mysterious letter through the door detailing a missing person. He heads out to investigate, and … Continue reading Missing – our short film in Exeter Phoenix’s Two Short Nights film festival

“I fear not thy epidemic, man” attitudes towards infectious disease in Moby Dick

De walvisch, Gordinne, anonymous print from the Rijksmuseum collection Earlier this year I decided I wanted to read Moby Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville. I hoped to enjoy identifying with the subject of being stuck in close quarters for a long stretch of time, reading life on board ship as an analogy for … Continue reading “I fear not thy epidemic, man” attitudes towards infectious disease in Moby Dick

Running in the park with Kierkegaard

“that which is repeated has been, otherwise it could not be repeated; but precisely this, that it has been, makes repetition something new.” Søren Kierkegaard When I go for a run in the park I nearly always take the same route. It’s not that I’m a creature of habit in general, but with running I … Continue reading Running in the park with Kierkegaard

On Leonor Antunes’ new stained glass window at St Lukes, The Box Plymouth

One of the permanent public art commissions of the Box Museum opening in Plymouth, is a new stained-glass window for St Lukes Church, made by major Portuguese artist, Leonor Antunes. It sits in the east wall of the building, which has been converted into a contemporary gallery space, and the grand unveiling of the window … Continue reading On Leonor Antunes’ new stained glass window at St Lukes, The Box Plymouth

A Devil for the South West? On Antony Gormley’s LOOK II

For a while my morning routine involved walking down to the Hoe here in Plymouth, passing along the balustrades, and taking in the quiet atmosphere of a seafront at dawn. There is a beauty to the natural light, the sun just rising, which would often surprise me, as the light cast on the rocks of … Continue reading A Devil for the South West? On Antony Gormley’s LOOK II

The Scroll – a short film

During the coronavirus lockdown I was furloughed for about a month. One of the things I made during that time was this short film called The Scroll, with Camilla. https://youtu.be/20a5OyoL2x8 The Scroll | Directed by William Kemp and Camilla Bostock We entered it into the South West Filmathon Thing run by Devon and Cornwall Film, … Continue reading The Scroll – a short film

Humans are wasteful – it’s time we made the most of it

During lockdown many people turned to the home and the garden to make improvements. It’s hardly surprising - spend more time in the house, and you notice more things that need doing, you start coming up with ideas, and find home improvement tasks that can’t be put off by simply going out for the day. … Continue reading Humans are wasteful – it’s time we made the most of it