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. Pass it on: September 2013

    Pass it on: September 2013  

    The buzz word in the stem world is all about code: educators and industry leaders are realising research and development is being inhibited because students are not being taught coding. Many students are not even taught how to use PowerPoint, Publisher or Word to their full capacity. Coding is the language of computers and will […]

  2. Noticeboard: September 2013

    Noticeboard: September 2013  

    A group of enterprising English teachers fed up with spending enormous amounts of time researching approaches to work have set up their own resources website called  Nicky Madigan told Ink Pellet why they had set up the site: ‘We found that we were spending enormous amounts of time researching authors and contextual information, devising […]

  3. Brecht’s Arturo Ui opens


    You cannot beat a bit of of Bertolt Brecht. Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui opens at the Duchess Theatre in London on September 25  and features Henry Goodman reprising his award-winning performance in the title role. The play is set in Chicago during the Great Depression – the […]

  4. Wicked Young Writers Award

    Wicked Young Writers Award  

    We all have a story to tell or a poem to sing. The problem is to find the voice to sing it,’ says Michael Morpurgo, chair judge of the Wicked Young Writers’ award. The competition, in its fourth year, is now open for entries. It was established to link the important messages of Wicked with […]

  5. launched!


    On the 9 September, international entertainment marketing agency AKA launched a new website for teachers called Hot Tickets For Schools to coincide with the start of a new academic year. This intuitive website is a fantastic new tool for education professionals which simplifies school trip research and bookings for the UK’s top theatre, shows, events […]

  6. Latest review: The Winter’s Tale Re-Imagined

    Latest review: The Winter’s Tale Re-Imagined  

    The early start to a Saturday morning was rewarded with a vibrant and energetic performance of The Winter's Tale at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. LESLEY FINLAY explains why you should get a ticket - quick!

  7. Pride and Prejudice Exhibition

    Pride and Prejudice Exhibition  

    Reflections in art: Jane Austen's House Museum celebrates bi-centenary with an exhibition...

  8. Pegasus Theatre appoints Jonathan Lloyd


    Jonathan Lloyd is onto pastures new after seven years at the Polka Theatre...

  9. Noticeboard: January


    A round-up of all the latest news and views in the world of the arts...

  10. Pass it on: April


    Sport in Ink Pellet? What is the world coming to? We just couldn’t ignore this news that England superstar Kevin Pietersen has launched an online coaching course to help fans of the real beautiful game to keep fit, perfect their technique and pick up top tips on how to achieve his signature moves including the […]