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January 20, 2017 Susan Elkin

Fun with much maligned soya beans

Let’s hear it for soya beans, sometimes called endame beans. And I don’t mean dreadful processed stuff pretending to be something else....

January 10, 2017 Susan Elkin

February 14? Ignore it.

It’s the exploitative, expensive, tacky season of tat. St Valentine has a lot to answer for.  “Valentine’s Day” is commercially driven codswallop....

November 26, 2016 Susan Elkin

Don Giovanni (Susan Elkin reviews)

What a success the Marlowe Theatre is, five years on from its rebuild. I’ve seen its main space full for pantomime, Philharmonia...

November 11, 2016 Susan Elkin

Talking (of) rubbish …

Ok, so we all want to recycle as responsibly as possible but, however hard you try, 21st century life generates a lot...

November 10, 2016 Susan Elkin

GBS Down Under (Daft essays no 7)

  George Bernard Shaw’s one and only foray to the southern hemisphere  Arrival It’s a fine March  day in 1935  and in...

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