Perfection Is Stagnation

Perfection Is Stagnation

When I was judging singers on BBC1’s award-winning format television programme, All Together Now, I became well-known for looking for a kind of ‘perfection’ in the brave talented contestants that I was in the privileged position to be passing verdict on. Though I was...
Michael Twaits – The Art of Drag

Michael Twaits – The Art of Drag

This week on the Up Yer Arts podcast Paulus and Emily throw the plan out of the window. Well, Paulus does, and Emily tries to reign them in. Our mission takes us to the ‘The Art of Drag Course’ creator Michael Twaits. We go on many twists and turns from...
F**k Cancer

F**k Cancer

Greetings from Tel Aviv, where I am currently wide awake at 2am trying to digest a very rich meal from earlier this evening. Ironically, the original plan was to be up until about 2am in bars, drinking with boys but I realised at 9pm that I am 44 and have never been...
Good News!

Good News!

Well dear friends, after beavering away for months on my project to create, write and perform a tribute to Victoria Wood at the Edinburgh Festival this August, yesterday brought a torrent of good news which has made me feel newly energised for the whole project! On...