Sarah-Jane Silvester

Sarah-Jane has written 17 articles for Nouse

John Bishop: Elvis has left the building

The Grand Opera House was packed to bursting last night as comedian John Bishop took to the stage – even the “Jacuzzi cupboards” of the side boxes were full

Birmingham Royal Ballet

The Birmingham Royal Ballet’s (BRB) annual British tour is always a treat –
world class dancers performing on the intimacy of a York stage

The Oresteia

“You ready for some crazy shit?” These were the words of the young gentleman standing behind me in the queue for Belt Up’s latest performance, The Oresteia

Peter Pan

Rachel Kavanaugh’s musical adaptation of Barrie’s Peter Pan is billed as “the winter delight for all the family”. Swashbuckling swordfights, tightly choreographed dance sequences and acrobatic displays pepper this charming show

Swan Lake – York Grand Opera House

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is one of the best-known love stories of all time

Mr Pip

Jones cleverly challenges our notions of the value of fantasy, enrapturing us with the beautiful voices of the island so we find ourselves engulfed in Matilda’s world. If you wish to escape into a foreign world this term, this is the book to read

The Little Sweep and Down in the Valley

This fast-paced and light humoured opera was sung with lively enthusiasm especially, and appropriately, by the sopranos cast in child roles

Interview with the artist behind the Life Casting Exhibition

It was a surreal experience being sat in a kitchen with a friend, both wrapped in plastic bags, having a sloppy yoghurt like substance spooned onto our nipples for the sake of ‘art’. Brandishing the spoon was York PhD student Tobi

Paul Merton and his Impro Chums

Anyone who has seen ‘Who’s Line Is It Anyway’ on television or the Shambles at one of their regular gigs will know the set up.

The group exploited the bland offerings of the audience to full effect, particularly tripping each other up with difficult lines when dictating others’ speech

Interview with Norman Rae ‘Art Educates’ Exhibitioners

The opening exhibition focuses on the role of art in education and was launched earlier this week at a special evening party. The students had collected children’s artwork from Knavesmire, Osbaldwick and Heworth primary schools on the themes of Portraiture, Nature and Motion

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Internationally respected for their innovative new ballets this touring ballet company performed three outstanding pieces fusing the classical and modern styles with originality and grace

The ivory towers of Heslington Hall

Cantor and his cronies have to get real and face up to the fact that in assuring York a better campus for the future compromises are now in fact being made at “Hes. West”