I run the book club at H.A.T.E. (Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts) Club which started over lockdown. We were lucky enough to host Dan Abnett as he talked us through his seminal novel Xenos, and then Ian invited me onto his Arbitor Ian YouTube channel to talk all about it!
My third article for Dragon+ in their Issue #36 is here!
Dragon+ assignments are always dreamy. Matt Chapman gives great guidance and the interviewees are such a pleasure. Kyle Newman, Michael Witwer and Jon Peterson have deep geek levels of D&D knowledge and are so passionate about their projects that the interviews are a delight. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
The lovelies at Lush asked me about my thoughts on Art!
I got to namedrop a few of my favourite things including Phonogram, Thamesmeerd & Cameron Crowe, and of course, talk about *me* a lot.
You can listen here: Mira Manga & The Rolistes
I babble like I’m on cocaine, but I am actually on a D&D high as we’re reporting from DRAGONMEET and were surrounded by exciting events and items!
We talk about seeing more girls involved in gaming, gaming in London and I even get to plug The London Dungeons & Dragons Meet Up Group and H.A.T.E.. Great to meet the guys and chat about our passions. Can’t wait to see them both again!
Give it a listen and send them some love!
Thamesmeerd got a mention in The Sunday Times today (following a feature in The Independent in the week!)
Have you watched it yet? Thamesmeerd website
I was delighted to finally show off our glorious new release A Hard Days Night Treatment and share it with everyone online today! This album features an embarrassment of talent, including such luminaries as Eliza Carthy, Marry Waterson, Kristian from One eskimO, Jackie Oates, Martha Tilston, Sheema Mukherjee, Rosie Doonan, Simon ‘Palmskin’ Richmond, Simon Emmerson, Angie Pollock, Stealing Sheep, Barney Morse Brown, Ged Lynch and and many more!
This gorgeous reworking of Beatles classics was created as part of the Lush Spa project. We were privileged enough to work with Ben Johnston from Toronto, Canada who designed the lettering and gold / black design for us.
We have had radio plays on 6 Music and Radio 3 and some nice reviews coming up too! I’m so delighted! I love it when we finally get to this stage of a project.
I decided to add another string to my bow.
(That makes three strings.)
I’m acting alongside the band Dream Themes and a raft of lovely talented London peeps in Thamesmeerd. This is an exciting new soap opera written by Paul, the Dream Themes band leader. I play Maria the barmaid.
If you’re interested to see my fumbling attempts to say a script and appear to embody the emotions of said words, please check out the official Thamesmeerd Facebook page and like it.
I write up the adventures of my D&D group. It’s not my best writing because I’m always rushing to get it finished and it’s just for fun, only five other people regularly read it. Its fun for me to develop characters and great writing and flow practice.