Refuge marks International Women’s Day with helpline campaign launch

At London’s Picadilly lights, 10-second idents featuring a voiceover from the charity’s patron, actress Olivia Colman, ran throughout the day. As part of the campaign, created by BBH, high-profile women including presenter Lorraine Kelly, singer Jess Glynne and comedian Miranda Hart changed their names on Twitter to the number of the National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247. Read the Full Article Continue reading Refuge marks International Women’s Day with helpline campaign launch

Letters Live – London, October 2019

Last night I went to the Royal Albert Hall, to attend – for the first time ever – Letters Live in London. Letters Live is a live celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence. Each show always features a completely different array of great performers, reading remarkable letters written over the centuries and from around the world. One of the joys of Letters Live is that one never knows who is going to take to the stage or what letter they are going to bring alive. Letters Live has brought to the stage letters written by people as varied as David Bowie, Marge Simpson, Mohandas Gandhi, … Continue reading Letters Live – London, October 2019

“This is genuinely quite stressful”

Olivia Colman. Absolute lovely Olivia Colman won an Oscar last night. A such well deserved Oscar. Yes, I know it is her first nomination. Yes, I am also a huge fan of Glenn Close. Who isn’t? She is a legend. And don’t even make me start on Melissa McCarthy and her role in ‘Can you ever forgive me?’ I went to the London Film Festival to watch it in October and I am still not over of how perfect she is as Lee Israel. BUT! OLIVIA COLMAN. “And to be in this category with these extraordinary women. Glenn Close, you’ve … Continue reading “This is genuinely quite stressful”