The man who offers me a Ricola sweet has a wrinkles’ web around his eyes. He can’t hide them even with his glasses, there is no escape. He smiles and shares an old remedy for my cough. The bag he carries seems heavy, there’s a bunch of flowers in the plastic bag he holds. He doesn’t want to stalk me, he says. He needs to go towards the tube station. Just like me. He is polite, the typical…
It was like living in a dimension where phisics rules and reality were interrupted. Fire and feathers all around and a music as I’ve never heard before. I experienced the excitement I had when, just a child, I used to go to the circus – but in a better way: now I know it’s not magic, but I chose to believe it is.
Limbo is the best show I’ve ever seen in my life. There was a time when I dreamed to join a circus as a contortionist. I was young and I was captured by the circus’ magic. When Limbo finished, once again I had that strong desire: I want to meet them and live the life they live.
Limbo, in Dante’s The Divine Comedy, is the first circle of Hell. Indeed, there was something wretch in the show. There was fire, of course. And malicious jokes and moves, typical of the bourlesque world.
The show was definetely mind-blowing. I spent all the 75 minutes holding my breath and laughing and being bewitched. The six skillful artists represented the original idea of Circus: with the audience in a circle surrounding the action. I was so close I could touch them, it seemed like being on the stage with them. The live music played was surprising and astonishing. Sxip Shirey, the composer, used fifty instruments and sound-making devices during the show, such as church organs, drums and marbles rolling inside a glass bowl, alongside beatboxing.
For Dante, the Limbo is a suspendend place. It belongs to the Hell, but it’s the only enlightened place. In the show I found all of that: moments of sin and moments of melancolic light.
Everyone in London should go to see the show at least once. The tickets are so cheap that I’m thinking of going to Southbank again.
Limbo at London Wonderground: experiencing a dream It was like living in a dimension where phisics rules and reality were interrupted. Fire and feathers all around and a music as I’ve never heard before.
I don’t believe in handouts.
Don’t get me wrong, I have a strong sense of compassion and I like to think I do have empathy. What I mean is that I don’t believe giving money to homeless people equals giving help. I will always remember that time, on the tube in Milan, when a boy, he must have been not more than 7, asked me for money. I gave him the apple I was about to eat instead. He looked at me…
I wrote this commentary as part of my final submission for one of my course modules, Introduction to Media and Society. During my research, I found interesting facts behind the American involvement in Crimea’s issue. I had a limit of 1000 words, so I couldn’t go too deaply into the problem. As you will see, I didn’t question the Russian involvement in the issue, but that doesn’t mean Russia is a…
#Studying (No, I’m not joking. I’m actually writing my #publishing #essay about #SnowWhite)
So, it’s official: after 3 years I will have a proper holiday this august. Boyfriend and I decided to go to Sicily, where my family comes from.
It will be special. I can feel it.
There will be a lot of sun, and I’ll lay down on the sand enjoying the heat. I can’t wait for the sound of the waves, and the tanned skin. I miss that feeling, when your skin is burning and you dip yourself into the…
When we used to love each other. I read this sentence and these words, these exact words, get deep into my gut. I don’t even know why I get so sad.
I think of the only person I truly loved before the man who stands by me now. We were friends. It was deep and crazy and we loved each other in a silly way. We didn’t have the right measures. We took stupid decisions. At one point it was almost…
"Where there is power, there is resistance".
I’m expecting this essay to be a very good one!
ou should know that I am very proactive. And curious. And excited. You should know every new thing I come across becomes a new interest. Sometimes, that represents a real big problem. Like that time when I decided my “new thing” was becoming a contortionist…
I came across a video camera the first time one month ago. My Media Production lecturer assigned us a group work: shooting and editing a 2 minutes video. That’s how I decided to talk about Ziferblat, a creative co-working space – as the sign says. I came across this place few days before during my research of nice places to go in London. I was looking for something different. We are in London, at the end of the day. Where should I find different places if not here?
Ziferblat is a place where everyone can feel at home. That’s what Ziferblat says about itself. It’s like a dream. In this place you go and pay for the time you spend there. It’s 5p per minute. In return, you can drink as much tea and coffee as you want. You can bring some food and share it with others. You can play the piano, read a book, study, work. And wash your own mug. It’s really like a home.
My crew and I went there on a Thursday evening. Inexpert filmmakers, we found a busy place. Jona – who I was emailing before showing up on that evening – welcomed us and explained how it works: you sign yourself on a paper, putting your name and the time you come in; grab a clock and just enjoy yourself.
We enjoyed every single moment there. There is this atmosphere which is hard to explain. It’s like going to an old friend’s house – a house you know very well – and meeting other old friends. You can go to the kitchen and open the fridge. You can dance, if you feel like; or make jokes. Just feeling free to be yourself. And that’s why this place is so special. London is full of places where you need to apply specific behaviours. The only rule in Ziferblat is to be yourself, always respecting the others.
I guess is about the amazing people working there too. Jona helped us a lot and shared stories and jokes with us. We had a lot of fun – and I learnt from him a lot of clues about film making. But, most important, I had the chance to be who I am: a curious, clumsy, funny young woman who just wants to explore the world and share.
It’s hard to describe Ziferblat in few words. Someone called it “pay-per-minute-café”, but I think there’s much more than that. It’s like a house. I would see it as a safe place to go when you need a break.
Unfortunately, I live on the other side of London and I don’t have much free time to travel to Old Strett. But I would like to go there again. Say Hi to Jona, spend some time studying.
If you have the chance, go there and say I’m sending you. You can find it in 388 Old Street EC1V London, United Kingdom. And here there’s their Facebook Page. They just opened another place in New York, which is amazing! We will finish our (first) video soon. So, just stay tuned, I’ll post it very soon!About that day I went to shot in ZIFERBLAT ou should know that I am very proactive. And curious. And excited. You should know every new thing I come across becomes a new interest.
Writing essays while waiting for my incredibly late boyfriend. Shouldn’t the woman always be late one? #uni #homework #writing #tea #londonlife (at Costa Coffee)