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…

  1. Planning ahead – or not

    Planning ahead – or not  

    Coming up in the distant future at Tate Liverpool is Alice In Wonderland, which features paraphernalia about the Lewis Carroll classic, including the original manuscript, photographic portraits of the Liddell family, Victorian children’s games, paintings and moving images. The exhibition starts on November 4. Now that’s forward planning… For those of a more ‘let’s just […]

  2. Bank on a good show

    Bank on a good show  

    Those pesky banks – never do any good? Well, you haven’t seen the Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production. This idea of genius offers 14,000 free tickets to Year 9 London students to see a professional production at Shakespeare’s Globe. This year the youngsters will be treated to Macbeth. The series runs until March 11 […]

  3. Support local theatre


    Time to spend some money in this age of austerity - at your local theatre, that is...

  4. A new place to play

    A new place to play  

    The RSC finally gets down to business with performances at its stunning new theatre...

  5. Classics at the cinema

    Classics at the cinema  

    Thanks to technology, more and more of us can enjoy top theatre in a very different way...

  6. Listen up to Marx and Engels


    The Communist Manifesto is being released by Naxos as an audio book. Lesley Finlay had a listen...

  7. A Titanic show

    A Titanic show  

    A new exhibition about the Titanic draws crowds at the O2...

  8. Don’t miss the land girls


    We recommend you book tickets for Fresh Glory’s Lilies on the Land that uses the testimony of land girls in a powerful, entertaining and moving production. The play was conceived in 2001 by the Lions part theatre company as a companion piece to Christopher Fry’s A Sleep of Prisoners. Producer Rosalind Riley told Ink Pellet: […]

  9. S4K’s Dream is a scream

    S4K’s Dream is a scream  

    If you're in the booking mood, LESLEY FINLAY recommends...

  10. A lovely festive event


    The University Gallery in Newcastle opens its doors to a festive exhibition. It's bound to keep you warm on our cold winter nights...