Tag Archives: London

A Summer with Shakespeare

There is no better time than summer to bring all sorts of activities outdoors from meals to sports and movies, and even classic plays such as Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. This month Western University’s Summer Shakespeare Production staged the popular play outdoors at the campus. Check out the July issue of The Beat Magazine to learn what it’s like to stage a production outdoors.

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The Eleventh Month

Happy November or Movember for those of you growing ‘saches for the next 30 days. I invite you to celebrate the month with the new addition of The Beat Magazine. Ever been to a poetry reading? I speak with London poet Carey Toane about her upcoming poetry reading and her new collection of pros, The Crystal Palace.

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The Beat July 2011 Hot off the Press

Happy Canada Day long weekend!

Looking to read up on some Canadian talent? May I suggest you pick up a copy of The Beat London Arts Magazine, or if you are off to the cottage, downoad the online version for your leisure reading. Celebrate everything Canadian, including the arts. Have a great weekend!

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The Beat June 2011 Issue out Now

If you’re in the London area, why not pick up the latest copy of The Beat Magazine (it’s free!). This month I interviewed the founder and creative director of Fiesta London, a Latin cultural festival happening June 12.  You can also check out the latest issue at The Beat website.

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Sneak Peak at Tweak

Good things show up in your Inbox when you least expect it.

As an aspiring writer, I’ve come to learn that quick replies from editors are not common. Sometimes you can wait weeks and even months to hear back from someone about a pitch, job opportunity, or to find out when they will be publishing your latest assignment. I have to say it’s not easy to just sit back and wait, and sometime you can find yourself becoming  borderline stalkerish sending constant emails and leave too many voice mails trying to get any sort of answers.

But as soon as you stop obsessing a breakthrough will arrive- seriously.

This week I got word that a story I had written back in May (yes, that long ago) was going to be published in the lifestyle section of the London Free Press.

Photo by Shopsterium

Back when I was in j-school and doing shifts at the Free Press (also so very long ago it seems) I got to know the lifestyle editor at the paper and expressed interest in writing for the section. She had assigned me a profile about a local jewellery designer to do on my own time, and I almost forgot all about it until now.

In the last few months as a recent grad I’ve found the waiting game almost too much to bear, but that saying, “Good things come to those who wait” really reins true.

Patience my dear, patience.

Check out the story about Tweak Boutique Jewellery designed by Caroline Bruce of London, Ontario here.

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Better Late than Never

I always meant to post this up here, and I’m finally getting around to it a few months later….

Last semester I produced a TV news feature about The Forest City Sports and Social Club, a co-ed recreational sport league for adults that recently opened in London. After the researching, interview set-ups, filming and editing, here is the final product for your viewing pleasure.

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