Gabrielle Cormier

Want to showcase your talent and contribute to an artful cause? The word is Buskie!

Make the deadline and make a difference!

 Gabrielle Cormier

Dubai has no culture? Art Dubai disagrees!

Having now studied the Middle East extensively, I can never be surprised by the question: Is Dubai soulless? Answering this all too often posed question is not the subject of this article. Rather, I would like to take this opportunity to encourage prospective artists and managers of the arts to travel to Dubai and answer […]

 Gabrielle Cormier

Are you an aspiring actor aged between 6 and 19? Grease is the word!

Are you the one that LHK Youth Theatre want? They prepare to hold open auditions for their next youth theatre production, the 50’s rock ‘n’ roll musical sensation, Grease – which comes to The Epstein Theatre in June 2015.
Producers are looking for the freshest new talent from across Merseyside for Sandy, her fellow Pink Ladies […]

 Gabrielle Cormier

March 31st Deadline: The Henshaw Press Writing Competition

Are you a budding writer looking to get some feedback? Have you been itching to put an idea down on paper? If yes, check out the Henshaw Press’ latest short story competition. For details visit their webpage. Make sure your text doesn’t exceed 2000 words, submit by March 31st 2015 and you’re set!

 Gabrielle Cormier

Make the ordinary, extraordinary: it’s National Short Story Week

Yesterday marked the start of the UK’s National Short Story Week. Although many have tried to define the short story in terms of word count, the traditional definition of ‘readable in one sitting’ suffices for most. The week’s website features this year’s short story anthology by young writers as well as many other short stories […]

 Gabrielle Cormier

War Art: Why it matters a century on

The Tower of London poppies are a powerful reminder that art can capture hearts and help us to commemorate together. This is especially important because a century later there are few surviving veterans of the Great War of 1914-1918 who can provide us with the benefit of their living memory. Aside from the poignant symbolism […]

 Gabrielle Cormier

Acting at Uni, Why Not?

As a Canadian living in the UK, there are aspects of British life and culture I took a liking to more quickly than others. British humour ranked among top of that list (marmite and relatively snow-less winters, meanwhile, were nowhere in it). And there were no better ambassadors for the sarcasm, the awkwardness, the wit […]

 Gabrielle Cormier

In Discussion With Photographer Murray Ballard: From the Outdoor to the Prospect of Immortality

In Discussion With Photographer Murray Ballard: From the Outdoor to the Prospect of Immortality

Last week, as I started looking into writing a blog post for YouthArtsOnline on Brighton’s newest outdoor photography exhibit, the first thing that came to mind were loos. Yes, loos–even though they had nothing to do with the Brighton exhibit. An outdoor photo installation on the subject once caught my eye and I haven’t looked […]