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What would Jeremy Corbyn do for the arts?

In Awards, Features, Inspiring people, Interviews, London theatre, News, Opinion, Photos, Quotes, Reviews by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

I was pleased to be invited to an event at the Arcola Theatre last night, to hear Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn launch his new Arts Policy document. This is the latest in more than a dozen Policy documents that Corbyn has released during the party leadership race since June. Nine days before the deadline […]

I’ve just been accepted into a club I’ve been looking for all my life

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I had a life-changing moment on Thursday night. I showed up to an event where I didn’t know anyone and discovered it was exactly where I belonged.

Relationships aside, I’ve had this powerful an epiphany of self-realisation only twice before in my life. The first was when I came to the UK as a student and it quickly dawned on me that I felt more at home here than I felt in the country where I was born and raised for the first 21 years of my life. The second was when I started working in theatre – running WhatsOnStage.com – and I came to understand the difference between a job and a calling.