Ross Halford

Poetry Comp for Poetry Peeps

Poetry Comp for Poetry Peeps

‘And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain.’ Thank you so much for the praise for this immense alliteration, however it is the only sentence I can remember from Edgar Allen Poe’s, The Raven, that must take the credit. So if you’re like me and can remember poems and how they make you […]

 Ross Halford

The Bicentenary of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi

The Bicentenary of Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi

Don’t worry this isn’t one of those magazine columns where we take two historic figures and decide who would score higher. Nor is it a Celebrity Deathmatch (although, in my opinion, Wagner would win). No, it is of course our very own historic figure in present day Stephen Fry. This year’s Deloitte Ignite, in partnership […]

 Ross Halford

Feet of Fire: Flames of Paris at the Royal Opera House

Feet of Fire: Flames of Paris at the Royal Opera House

  If you’re like me, then you too just can’t get your head around the absolute athleticism and astounding abilities of ballet dancing. But at the same time, if you’re still with me, cannot help but stare in awe at the wonderful performances of these artists.   Tomorrow, 16 August 2013, the Royal Opera House, […]

 Ross Halford

Fight off the Undead and Win Prizes: The Enemy Competition

Fight off the Undead and Win Prizes: The Enemy Competition

Zombies! It seems that even though they aren’t here (yet), they definitely seem to be everywhere. Films, television, games you name it, now you can even take up a paint-balling event that trains you to deal with the inevitable apocalypse, believe me people, it’s coming. Film and TV directors are the ones that are training us, […]