Jan Simpson

Jan is a PA, writer, editor and PhD researcher based in the North-East. For more than two years she compiled reviews with her late husband Tom. Tom adored theatre, comedy and live music and was especially adept at squeezing in as many Fringe shows as possible into three or four days. One of their first dates was to see Little Shop of Horrors in Coventry in 1990, perhaps not the most romantic night out but where it all started anyway.
43 articles

Basic Connections

Two debut authors leading the short story into thrilling spaces.

31 August 2018

Noir Nordique Nordur

The Spiegeltent is treated to an exploration of people, place and language.

30 August 2018

The Dark Side of Us

Penetrating and insightful hour in the company of remarkable talent.

27 August 2018

The Restless Sea

Another engaging event under the theme of The Sea Around Us.

27 August 2018

The Sea's Sediments

Activist, journalist and author reframe the romance of the sea with bleak reports of corruption, trafficking and violence.

27 August 2018

Mother Sea

Delightful discussion of what poetry can be, what the sea can be and sea blindness.

27 August 2018