For Art’s Sake

Since new year I've launched myself into various creative projects, collaboratively. "But why pay to travel to do unpaid projects?" cried some of my very caring business-orientated friends. There are several simple answers: I like the people I want to...

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2018: Time to Reflect

It’s that universal time for reflection. Well, this year has been just incredible. I have grown such a great deal, both on an artistic and personal level. In the first few months my physio’s training restrictions were finally lifted after a good MRI report...

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The Magic Behind The Mask

Stage performance allows a unique connection with an audience. So how do you connect with an audience, silently, with a full mask covering your face? How do you connect with other actors or your props on the stage when you can barely see? I found out how...

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Aerial Training Diaries

I returned from a summer contract in the USA at the end of August, where I had been coaching children in circus. You can read all about that here: lorettahope.co.uk/circus/my-american-adventure/ .My focus then turned fully to own training. I wanted to...

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Got Wood? (Save our ancient trees!)

Several days ago, The Woodland Trust's current petition link to save ancient trees and woodland popped up on my newsfeed, shared by a friend. Immediately an idea came to me: a man body painted, with a chopped tree trunk rising up from his legs. Body painting is still...

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The Pink Identity

I recently came across Chanel, who is a Birmingham based photographer. She was working on a project inspired by the themes of gender and gender identity and wanted to use shades of pink and purple on her male model, Tristan. Going forward I want...

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‘E’ is for Easter and…

...ECSPC exam! We all know an acting or performance career is a competitive one. Many believe having additional skills is a must. Whether this is necessary for survival as an actress, I can't say. In any case, when I pursue a new skill, it's a labour of love. The...

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We have lift off!

Welcome to my new website. With such wide ranging skills and projects, it has been a challenge to design a site that fulfils my many requirements. However, I do believe we’ve done it. The first two months of the year can be a quiet time for many in the entertainment...

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