GUEST EDITOR PRINCESS MARSHALL: TOP 5 CHOICES FOR JANUARY 2018
Princess Marshall is an Illustrator and lives in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Princess works in pen and ink illustrating distinctive line work that is an amalgamation of the macabre and the human form exploring aspects of anatomy and the dark arts.
As Cur5 she produces wall paste-ups and has created illustrative murals at live art events such Overground Paint Jam (Peterborough), Espirito Brum (Birmingham), taken part in The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY, and Collaboration Nation Project (Bristol-based).
She manages Head In The Sand productions; her current projects include Drink & Draw Peterborough, diverse underground events such as Battle Lines; a street illustration art battle and curates the eye-opening art exhibitions- all at The Ostrich Inn, Peterborough.
Princess’s Top 5 for January:
It’s January, we’re cold, its dark, we’re weary from Christmas festivities and would like to hibernate for another week. Well, there’s no time for that jive! Shake off the remnants of last year by checking out some of these awesome events going on in the city!
1. Dunsinane, Jan 3rd-13th January at the Knights’ Chamber at The Cathedral by Mask Theatre.
Our local amateur theatre group brings another top quality play to us. Dunsinane is set after the death of Macbeth. It follows Siward, Earl of Northumberland, as he faces the challenges of leading an English occupying force and keeping the peace in a country split by warring clans. Malcolm is not the strong king that Scotland needs and ‘Lady Macbeth’, who is known by her Gaelic name – Gruach, is very much alive and fighting for her son’s right to the throne. More info here.
2. Roller Derby Academy hosted by Borderland Brawlers Roller Derby- Sunday 14th January, 12pm at Nene Park Academy, Orton Longueville.
Roller Derby is a fast-growing sport on a global and local level. It’s a high-paced, empowering and invigorating sport! Our local team spreading the word by opening an academy for those of your who would like to play Roller Derby- go on and check it out, it’s a non-judgmental, friendly way to start something fresh for the new year! Find out more details by here.
3. The Ladykillers of Orton Brimbles, 23rd – 27th January at The Key Theatre.
Over at Eastern Angles Theatre Company they have the cure for the winter blues with the re-telling The Ladykillers, a definite favourite black comedy of mine. Eastern Angles are known for ‘spoofing’ well-known literary figures, books and films. In the past the likes of Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Lord Peter Wimsey and the Tudors of Wolf Hall have all come in for a comedic battering. More info here.
4. Process Smith Art Exhibition at The Ostrich Inn, North Street. Thursday 4th -31st January.
One of the most under-rated street artists in Peterborough. His work holds strong characters, ethereal landscapes and a lot of concrete! I highly recommend heading down to The Ostrich to check out this exhibition, and taste some quality beers! More details here.
And last, but definitely not least!
5. Battle Lines– the illustrative live art battle at The Ostrich Inn, Friday 26th January, 8pm.
Think rap battle but with artists. Black and white only. 90 mins. Crowd decides the winner. You will just have to come and see what its all about whilst enjoying the range of beers, nice tunes and food provided by Battle Line’s regular munch supplier Resist Vegan Kitchen. Find out more here.