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5th June 2017
by harryfiddler
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Storytellers

Seven Stories takes its lead from writer and journalist Christopher Booker’s 2004 book, The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories. The theory is that all the stories of the world, from fairytales to grand opera, can be reduced to seven basic plots, namely, … Continue reading

27th May 2014
by harryfiddler
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Timeline: how was it for you?

After the blow by blow account of my 11 yo’s journey through time, space and the land of nod, what did Harriet Cunningham, music critic, make of the experience? There’s much to love about this quixotic project. Firstly, the immaculate … Continue reading

30th May 2012
by harryfiddler
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How to kill music performance stone dead

Just read Richard Dare’s great piece in the Huff Post, ‘The Awfulness of Classical Music Concerts’. Oh yes. Oh yes indeed. Never have I seen it demonstrated so clearly as at the concert I went to on Monday night. The … Continue reading