• Joey’s Blog – A Fresh Start

    Hello again, and a Happy New Year to you all! It’s been a fun year so far, with friends slowly returning in dribs and drabs and bringing joy back into my life. Luckily, the local cocktail bar is hardly ever closed and today’s my student loan payday. A dangerous co-incidence, or a sign of something […]

  • Joey’s Blog – Happy Holidays!

    Hello again, It’s quiet on campus over the holidays, with all of my freshers having returned home – leaving me all alone with my thoughts. On the plus side, I’m making quick work of my assigned reading for next term! I hope you are all having a wonderful time, enjoying the peace and quiet as […]

  • Joey’s Blog – Last Day of Term

    Hello again! I can’t believe time has gone by so quickly this term – it seems only last week I was writing about FirstWeek and Freshers’ Fair and suddenly, it’s the last day of the semester and half of my freshers have gone home for Christmas. It’s been a fun time, but next term brings […]

  • Joey’s Blog – The Show Must Go On!

    Hello again, Some of you may remember I discussed my new module, Contemporary Popular Theatres, in which I spoke of an upcoming cabaret. Well, the big day is nearly upon us, and soon I shall be taking to the stage with a short controversial musical I’ve written. Unfortunately, I’ve also recently lost my voice, and am […]

  • Joey’s Blog – Home Comforts

    Hello again, Once more, I’m back in Swansea rather than being on campus, but this time with good reason! Whereas most people choose to go home for Christmas, I am one of the few who are choosing to remain on campus over the holidays, and so I’m choosing this weekend to spend with my family […]

  • Joey’s Blog – The Campus For Me

    Hello again, The theme of this month’s Think-Mail is ‘The Campus’, and as such, that is the topic of this week’s blog post for each of the Edge Hill Bloggers! As a Student Assistant, I’ve had the pleasure of living on campus for all three years of my course, giving me a different perspective on […]

  • Joey’s Blog – Life is a Cabaret!

    Hello again, After my module on musical theatre (which you can read more about in previous posts!), I moved onto the subject I’ve most been looking forward to for this year: DRA3076 – Contemporary Popular Theatres. A short course, it focuses on stand-up comedy, street theatre, clowning and, my personal favourite, cabaret! This is another one […]

  • Joey’s Blog – It’s Not Christmas yet!

    Hello again, I can barely hear myself think today as I sit in the Hub at the centre of campus. There seems to be a small festive war between two groups over who can play Christmas songs the loudest, and it’s driving me crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I like Christmas – presents, snowflakes, drinking […]

  • Joey’s Blog – No Business Like Show Business

    Hello again, This has been one of the busiest weeks of my young life! Full-time Drama students are required, in their third year, to participate in an Ensemble Performance – you receive a choice of styles (Devised, Text-based, Musical, Dance, Site-specific, etc.) and then work together in those groups to create performances. The group I […]

  • Joey’s Blog – The Magic of Ormskirk

    Hello again, This week, I am writing not about my amazing friends nor the many social events that make up the foreground of my life at Edge Hill, but the background upon which life here shines. Ormskirk is an olde-worlde town, with tavern-style pubs and weekly markets in the town centre – a far cry […]