Ellen Morris

Arts, OldVenue

Meet My Artist: Van Gogh

Most people think of Vincent Van Gogh as the stereotypical tortured artist – the guy who cut off his own ear. He’s a popular figure in art, but to anyone not doing an art history or an art degree, this doesn’t really mean anything. The only thing we know is that he must have been…

Arts, OldVenue

Review: UEA Drama Society’s “The Laramie Project”

The drama studio’s most recent production, The Laramie Project, is the gritty dramatisation of real events that happened in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998. The play follows the aftermath of a homophobic hate crime; the beating of Matthew Shepard, resulting in his death. The Laramie Project is a play drawn from the interviews and experiences…

Arts, Creative Writing, OldVenue

In the Mind of A Creative Writing Student

Interviewing a Creative Writing student is probably one of the easiest interviews anyone has ever had to do. Why? Because they all but write the article for you. Clear, concise and refreshingly brilliant, Venue catches up with UEA Creative Writer Harriet Avery, comfortably seated on one of the sofa’s at Unio Cafe. In fluffy socks,…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

The Cemetery Cat

The grass was cut, the hedge was chopped, The gardener headed home, The sun had stopped, Already clocked off, And the cat was left alone. By Gravestones steep, and tall, profound, The cat watched through the gate, The slippery ground Kissed embossed stone, As fingernails on slate. As a padlock slammed the steel gates firm…

Creative Writing, OldVenue

Creative Writing: The Cemetery Cat

The grass was cut, the hedge was chopped, The gardener headed home, The sun had stopped, Already clocked off, And the cat was left alone. By Gravestones steep, and tall, profound, The cat watched through the gate, The slippery ground Kissed embossed stone, As fingernails on slate. As a padlock slammed the steel gates firm…

Arts, OldVenue

UEA LIVE: An Evening of Eclectic Readings

Imagine: you’re in the warm, coffee-scented Epic Studios in Norwich. You are ensconced in the plush sofa seating. You are ready to hear some of Norwich’s finest creative minds gather together in an irrepressible explosion of Creative Writing. And after these performances, the bar for Creative Writing will be set ever higher. The last ‘UEA…

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