Wimbledon 2011: Sunday’s Runners and Riders – By Stefano Lenza

Over the last six days, the home of tennis has again provided some gripping play. Sure, with the exception of a certain Scot, our British hopefuls have failed to reach the promised land of the second week, but hey, they gave it their best shot, right...? Out of curiosity, did anyone just feel their spidey …

The joy of absurdity: The Royal Ballet’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – A review by Bev Wass:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has been my favourite book since childhood, and as a student of both literature and dance the concept of this first newly full-length commissioned work for the Royal Ballet in fifteen years is so exciting. The new fashion in entertainment and art for exposing the more sinister side of fairy tales …

The First Days of Spring – A Short Story by Casey Bourne

You used to drink coffee three times a day. Every morning, I would grind the beans and make a fresh brew in the cafetiere my mother had given me and it smelt glorious. I thought it was relaxing to watch the filter paper grow heavy with clumping coffee granules as the boiling water trickled through. …

Belief – A Short Story by Shannon Harris

When I was younger, about seventeen, my Granddad asked me if I believed in God. I didn’t, I suppose because I had no reason to. I hadn’t been brought up with religion; my mum was a part-time spiritualist and my dad’s prayers were reserved solely for the FA cup final. Even Granddad was pretty lazy …

Season review: Aston Villa – by Mike Waker

Drama? What drama? For years, Aston Villa were the epitome of mid-table mediocrity in the Premier League. As my Dad is an avid Villain, I have always had a soft spot for the Midlands club and I had high hopes for them at the start of the year. With Irish magician Martin O’Neill at the …