BOOKS: Synaesthesia – a very short introduction (Julia Simner)

'A wonderful snapshot of a fascinating and colourful condition' Synaesthesia – when words and colours or sounds and tastes are biologically-interconnected in someone’s brain – fascinates me. Who wouldn’t like to see the colours of the rainbow in their minds-eye on a grey day or taste a fresh fruit salad as they read the paper? …

THEATRE: Creation Theatre’s The Tempest

In Oxford, Creation Theatre Company is a by-word for invention and their latest production, of The Tempest, is packed with innovation and surprise for even the most ardent Shakespeare follower.  Whatever performances and productions of this Shakespearian classic you have seen before, I guarantee this immersive version will be different. Wildly and wonderfully so. You …

FAMILY: Roll up! Roll up! For the summer holidays

This spring Dumbo has soared in the sky above us with giant ears and Tim Burton styling, seventy years after his screen debut. After a difficult start in life, he saves a struggling circus with his unexpected flying abilities and with award-winning music and empowering messages about friendship and believing in yourself, it’s perfect entertainment …