An Interview with Eleanor Eaton – Actor

Hi Eleanor, what is your job title? I am currently a self-employed actor. Can you tell us a little bit about your experience? In 2017 I worked at Disneyland Paris as a character and parade performer. My other highlights include touring the USA with a circus company. I gave lessons to children and taught them tricks for two successive seasons. …

How to Control Nerves

Everyone gets nervous. Whether it’s an audition, interview or a performance, it’s totally normal to have that butterfly-feeling in your stomach. Despite how you may feel about them, nerves can be good and if you channel them in the right way, they can help you. Here’s how to control your nerves and use them to your advantage. Accept that you …

Riley Hutton and his team raise over £700 for The Grand Theatre

Riley Hutton has been extremely busy creating a brand new Christmas song to raise money for the Lancaster Grand Theatre. ‘Footprints in the Snow’ is a beautiful, uplifting song which features local artists Constance Evans, Annie Hughes and Emily Brown. Lancaster Grand is owned by Lancaster Footlights and is operated and maintained mainly by volunteers. It does not benefit from …

Grace Bland – single feature

The highly anticipated song ‘Human’ was released July 2020 by upcoming artist Grace Bland. The song’s lyrics are SO relatable…’And there were certain mirrors I’d avoid in school, I searched on my computer, “What it meant to be cool?”. Pick myself apart, just to be like them, but we’re all human’. The song depicts the pressures we place on ourselves …

Dealing with Setbacks

Setbacks and failures are a normal part of life. Without them, we wouldn’t appreciate the successes. It’s important to remember that the creative arts is a competitive industry; particularly if you are a performer. We have compiled our best tips for handling rejection so that you begin to feel better the next time you experience it. Change how you perceive …

5 Steps to making a Short Film – For Beginners

Nowadays with accessibility to affordable equipment and software, it has never been easier to create your own film. We have created a 5-step guide to help you create your first creation. Mind-map and story-boarding: The first step is to outline your theme. Is the film going to address a certain topic? Is that topic going to be educational or entertaining? …

Tay Temple – single feature

‘Ladybird’ is the latest single from Tay Temple, who fronts an alternative Folk-Rock band based in Manchester. Tay’s vocals are hauntingly beautiful in this track; made even more so by the enchanting harmonies running throughout each chorus. The track is mellow, yet the instrumentation is somehow dynamic and vibrant. Their songs are very unique and they aren’t afraid to address …

Hannah Renton – Single feature

‘Found Our Way’ is the latest release from singer/songwriter Hannah Renton. Hannah’s smooth pop vocal blends perfectly with the up-tempo dance beat. Not to mention, the drop is an ear-worm! The vocals are delivered with conviction and although it is mostly a single vocal, we don’t crave any extra layers as the vocals speak for themselves. It’s a shame the …