News and Events
The Boss Rules 2013 dates
These are the first set of dates for The Boss Rules 2013. There should be more to come but these are the ones confirmed so far.February 14 - BATH Rondo TheatreApril 13 - SALFORD QUAYS Lowry TheatreApril 17 - BRISTOL - The ThunderboltApril 20 - ISLE OF WIGHT - Isle of Arts FestivalApril 21 - SOUTHAMPTON - The BrookApril 23 - KIRKCALDY - Adam Smith TheatreApril 24 - DUNFERMLINE - Carnegie HallApril 25 - GLENROTHES - Rothes HallApril 26 - LUTON - The Hat FactoryApril 27 - DIDCOT - Cornerstone Arts CentreMay - LONDON - Rich Mix date tbc
the culture show- hajj exhibition
you can watch the Culture Show item where I took my mum, wife and daughter to the Hajj exhibition here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY5GcWcR86Q
Saturday Review September/October 2011
I am presenting Saturday Reviwew on Radio 4 on 24th September and October 1st. In the first show we will be reviewing Mike Leigh's play at the National, a new documentary about the New York Times and a novel about zombies.
Saturday Review February 5th 2011
I am a panellist on Saturday Review- a good week where we are discussing The Fighter, Greenland and 'The Promise' amongst other items.
Aled Jones on Radio 2 January30
I am on Radio 2 on Sunday morning on the Aled Jones programme- probably between 730 and 830 ie an ungodly hour when you will be asleep but you can listen again if you really really want to.
Paper Review BBC News Channel 21st December
I willl be reviewing the papers on Tuesday evening probably around 1130pm or so on the News Channel
The Review Show 17 December 2010
I am on The Review Show- its the last one of the year and a chance to look back on the year in art and culture.
The teetotallers guide to boozing Monday 20 december 2010 11am
my documentary on non-drinking is on Radio 4 this week. Its about what its like to not drink and I speak to other non-drinkers about student days, dating and work to see how not drinking impacts on their lives.
the review show 22 october 2010
I am among the panellists on Friday's show this week. We are discussing the letters of Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow amongst other things.
saturday review 16 october 2010
i am presenting Saturday Review on Radio 4 this saturday at 7.15pm and amongst the items for discussion is The Social Network.
anna lindh foundation prize
on october 14th the anna lindh foundation announced the winners of its journalist prize. the award goes to writing that helps understanding between different communities and it was announced in Monte Carlo. I was invited to attend because my article 'My Month of Being Jewish' was short listed and this evening I learnt that I had won.
upcoming week starting 27th September
a rather exciting week as I am going to be interviewing Pete Townsend, for a Radio 4 documentary, and Jonathan Franzen for a video interview for The Guardian. This weekend I am talking to David Vann who wrote the acclaimed Legend of a Suicide, so all in all rather a stimulating seven days coming up.