It’s been a wonderful few weeks, spent mostly talking (and listening) to exceptional artists in all fields. From the Poems to Make Grown Women Cry event at the National Theatre, in support of Amnesty International – sharing the stage with Vanessa Redgrave, Juliet Stevenson, Maureen Lipman and Elif Shafak amongst others – to chatting to David Hare and Claire Tomalin at the Festival at Hampstead Theatre, it’s always enjoyable to listen to other people’s experiences of writing and creating work. All very different from sitting alone at a desk and dreaming up imaginary characters (ie the life of a novelist), but nonetheless many similarities too.
Here I am, talking to Darcey Bussell about ballet …. and ballroom!