I saw my brilliant friend Brona, (on twitter here) speak about female friendship with her soul mate friend Aisling Bea (previous blog about male mental health and her relationship with her father here) in a Soho Theatre cabaret slot (my memories of Soho Theatre were way before it was famous for its comedy and caberet slots, so it was also intriguing to see this young and diverse audience through the door into the basement space)
It was part of a recorded conversation for Amy Annette’s podcast and show series - What Women Want.
The audience was woke and full of friends although still sprinkled with randomness, a guy I sat next to came as he thought it sounded fun, same with the girl behind me.
A natural funny-ness sprang throughout, as well as an obvious deep friendship (although perhaps would be considered high maintenance to some) there are friendships where we share the minutiae of life - and always back each other up (although the point was gently raised that male friendships tend not to have this same detailed sharing of experience and perhaps men haven’t grown up with the same emotional space and language as women).
Clever use of puns and quick witted jokes alongside deft uses of recurring comedy - the idea of misrepresenting the word ominous and, or, omelettes is going to reverb long after.
While I will not likely displace Aisling as a soul mate, I’m proud of Brona as a friend, and it’s brilliant watching her succeed onwards as a comedy writer and actor. Keep a watch out!
The current Arts blog, cross-over, the current Investing blog. Cross fertilise, some thoughts on autism. Discover what the last arts/business mingle was all about (sign up for invites to the next event in the list below).
Listening to legendary theatre agent, Mel Kenyon.
My Op-Ed in the Financial Times (My Financial Times opinion article) about asking long-term questions surrounding sustainability and ESG.
Some popular posts: the commencement address; by Nassim Taleb (Black Swan author, risk management philosopher), Neil Gaiman on making wonderful, fabulous, brilliant mistakes; JK Rowling on the benefits of failure. Charlie Munger on always inverting; Sheryl Sandberg on grief, resilience and gratitude.
How to live a life, well lived. Thoughts from a dying man. On play and playing games.
A provoking read on how to raise a feminist child.