What Les Mis Taught Me About How To Win

I skived off one wintry afternoon to go and see Les Miserables at the cinema. I had no idea what to expect because I had never seen the stage show or engaged with the score much, except by accident. Something happened during the film which caused me to sit up and pay attention. There was a girl with the tiniest waist I have ever seen. She was playing Eponine and as she walked up a cobbled street in the rain, singing up a storm, I suddenly recognised her, or thought I did. I came home and did a bit of […]

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TFTD21: “All My Life I’ve Dreamed…”

“All my life I’ve dreamed of performing in front of big audiences and tonight I get the opportunity to do that.”  James Arthur, Winner, X Factor 2012 What’s the moral of this story? All my life I’ve dreamed… 1. Enter the fray, enter the arena, enter the competition, step up, do something brave (even if nobody notices except you) and 2. Never ever ever give up on your dreams

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