Meet John Hopley, the editor of Ink Pellet. He is a bit of a traditionalist (Jane Austen, the Brontes, Shakespeare, Dickens…) who is developing a love of modern teen fiction.
These are just some of our occasional musings on life in the arts world in Stage Whispers, the every day tale of everyday magazine folk…



    A LOTT TO SEE          Pixie Lott is to star in a new production of Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The multi award-winning singer plays Holly Golightly in this classic tale, written by Truman Capote and so memorably portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the iconic 1961 film. It is being given a new lease […]

  2. For the Love of Literature

    For the Love of Literature  

    The Peripeteia website facilitates discussion on everything from Shakespeare to Joyce, short story writers to the War Poets. Ink Pellet talks to founder Neil Bowen about why this is the perfect site for everyone with a deep-rooted passion for literature.



    Bring some living history into lessons by visiting the education centre at Bovington’s Tank Museum. Helped by donations from online game developer and publisher Wargaming, the Education Center, which opened in 2012, has welcomed over 15,000 school children and community groups to take part in its educational workshops. Benefiting from the popularity of the game […]



      Annie Ryan’s adaptation of Eimear McBride’s award-winning novel, A Girl is a Half-formed Thing, will be at Traverse 1, Edinburgh Fringe Festival from Thursday 6th to Sunday 30th August, 2015. It is produced by The Corn Exchange, Dublin and supported by Culture Ireland, Dublin City and Arts Council Ireland. The world premiere was at last year’s […]

  5. Pass it on – April

    Pass it on – April  

    As we move into the summer and thoughts of those year 13s moving in to the ‘real world’, you might want to consider this new series of books in the ‘Dummies’ series (although make sure they understand not to take the title personally!). Publishers Wiley have launched a new Getting a Job book series covering […]

  6. NOTICEBOARD – April 2015

    NOTICEBOARD – April 2015  

    The Classical Road Show organisation has given many thousands of children in London and the Home Counties exceptional musical experiences through its innovative concerts and workshops, and this year’s big concert experience project takes place on June 8th at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon. The project is an interactive hour-long concert for junior schools with live […]

  7. NOTICEBOARD – March 2015

    NOTICEBOARD – March 2015  

    What is art? That is the question primary school children are asked to answer in a national competition run by Artis, an organisation that integrates performing arts into learning. Rebecca Boyle Suh, executive chairman of Artis says: ‘The competition creates a lot of questions for teachers and children to work through together. Our aim is […]

  8. INBOX: March 2015

    INBOX: March 2015  

    NT: All Change So much to look forward to as Rufus Norris takes over the National Theatre including lots of collaborations, notably by Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini which will head to the Olivier Theatre from November after wowing visitors to the Manchester International Festival in July. This new musical, directed by Norris, is […]

  9. Inbox: January 2015

    Inbox: January 2015  

    ANYONE WHO thinks ballet is not for boys, really should take a long look at the photograph here of Xander Parish, who will be starring in the Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2015. This gala evening is dedicated to the story of Russian ballet, and will be held on March 8 at the London Coliseum. Featuring […]

  10. We meet John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

    We meet John Boyne, author of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas  

    John Boyne has been writing stories since he can remember. Here he talks about his work ahead of the release of a stage production of his award-winning novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas...