‘The Tin Ring’: a moving testament to the power of the human spirit

Jane Arnfield. Actress and founder of Human Remain, whose aim is to make extraordinary theatre about ordinary people who find themselves in extreme situations. One such person is Zdenka Fantlova, a 93 year old Holocaust survivor whose haunting memoir 'The Tin Ring' has been adapted by Jane into the single-actor performance that I watched tonight … Continue reading ‘The Tin Ring’: a moving testament to the power of the human spirit

C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: the life-long friends who transformed children’s literature forever

Before either of them found literary fame, C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien had formed a close and lasting friendship. They had much in common: both lost their mothers young, they shared a strong Christian faith (although C.S. Lewis was an atheist when they met), both fought in World War One and, of course, both were … Continue reading C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: the life-long friends who transformed children’s literature forever