culturebean at

Culturebean at is category within the website. It contains all of the blog posts for events, experiences and places that I attend.

The Book of Mormon | London

The Book of Mormon. Right. OK. Where do I start. I have never seen a musical like it before. I had no clue about the story line and had never heard any of the songs. Yet I had seen the outrage on twitter. So I felt both under prepared and…

YSP Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Wakefield

My Crisp Autumnal Trip The Yorkshire Sculpture Park describe themselves as the UKs leading open air gallery. I describe them as a ground bursting with giant structures where every corner holds a hidden delight. A few more adjectives does the trick. I entered the park on a crisp, unusually warm,…

Kew Royal Botanical Gardens | London

Kew Gardens Poem                The sun  Beaming  Faces of children  Thriving The Science  Rooted Kew Gardens Future  Of the planet Leaves Able to STEM  A field to Nurture  And protect  Kew Royal Botanical Gardens in South West London is a colourful and vast world…

Dirty Dancing | Secret Cinema

You must have heard of Secret Cinema? They’ve been around for a while, switching up the way we experience films. From a spectator to a partaker you are thrown into the middle of the action. What action is that? Well it depends on the film they are recreating. From 28…

Slung Low Shorts New Short Plays | Leeds

I was super excited when Slung Low Shorts popped up on my twitter feed. Six TV writers with six original short plays within six miles of my current location (that’s a slight untruth but it works with the whole ‘six’ thing) As you can imagine, I booked the free tickets…

McIntyre Work in Progress Tour | City Varieties Leeds

Work in Progress Michael McIntyre’s Work in Progress tour at City Varieties in Leeds, was very much that. A work in progress. But what I enjoyed most was that it revealed another side to McIntyre. We didn’t see the bouncy persona that he’s perfected for BBC Prime TV, with the…

Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet Live Broadcast

Romeo and Juliet You all know the story. Two star-cross’d lovers painfully wedged between two feuding families. Love and hate pitched against each other in a violent, and what becomes a deathly, dual. Kenneth Branagh’s Romeo and Juliet Live Broadcast obviously portrays this narrative but in a much more stylish…

Medicine Man | Wellcome Collection

I’m pushing the boat out and extending my blogging to Museums. I know, I know! It’s another cultural thing I do and it might up the number of blogs I can post as most Museum’s are free, whereas theatre tickets take away lots of my pennies. Ok here we go……