Over the last twelve months, we’ve had our pages filled with some incredible creative souls, we asked a few of them to be kind enough to share some words on a year that the world all went a bit odd. Next up, it’s the other half of the duo behind inventive theatre-making pair Hannah and Rosa, Rosa Postlethwaite.
So Rosa, how was your 2016?
I’m hoping my rage has spiked for the decade. I’ve had some really brilliants days too.
What was your best moment?
Definitely when I found out I hadn’t missed my friends wedding that I’d flown to South Africa to be at. The groom’s parents couldn’t find the location either. It was really special to see everyone after so long.
Co-hosting PUG with Hannah Walker was also really life-affirming because the artists involved presented such important work and I was allowed to DJ for an hour.
And your worst moment?
The day after the EU referendum. The result was a sharp shock and it really shouldn’t have been.
Your favourite song of the year?
Sia, Cheap Thrills and Beyonce, Formation.
Your favourite film?
Ken Loach’s, I Daniel Blake because it’s so honest and damning.
What was your favourite gig of the year?
Regina Spektor at The Sage, Gateshead was so arresting! I got all the feelings. It was such a pleasure to hear her play live and revisit songs that I hadn’t listened to in about 6 years.
And finally, what has 2017 got in store for you?
An Evening with Savvy B returns! Made in collaboration with Hannah Walker, the show about selective memory, self-image and Sauvignon Blanc is on for one last night in Newcastle at The Stand Comedy Club on Monday 9th January, before moving to Customs House South Shields on Thursday 26th January.
PUG, a night of short performances, will be on at the Tyneside Irish Centre on Friday 27th January! You can read more about the new exciting artworks commissioned here.
And for four weeks in February I’ll be running Coax a weekly sharing of performance responses to a theme set each week – totally open to whomever wants to join in, you can contact me via my website here if you’d like to know more.