2020

Texts

  1. The Butcher’s Hook – Janet Ellis ★★★ (January)
  2. The Subtle Knife – Philip Pullman ★★★½ (January)
  3. The Vanishing Hours – Barney Norris ★★ (January)
  4. Everything I Know About Love – Dolly Alderton ★★ (January)
  5. Bunny – Mona Awad ★★½ (January)
  6. The Dutch House – Ann Patchett ★★★★ (January)
  7. Through the Woods – Emily Carroll ★★★ (January)
  8. Time For Lights Out – Raymond Briggs ★★★ (January)
  9. The Confession – Jessie Burton ★★ (January)
  10. My Year of Rest and Relaxation – Ottessa Moshfegh
    • War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

Theatre

  1. The Book of Mormon UK Tour – Bristol Old Vic ★★★★ (January)
  2. Romantics Anonymous – Bristol Old Vic ★★★½ (January)
  3. Florence Espeut-Nickless’s D.E.S.T.I.N.Y for Ferment Fortnight – Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio (January)
  4. Sharp Teeth & Marie Hamilton’s Polly (The Heartbreak Opera) for Ferment Fortnight – Bristol Old Vic Weston Studio (January)

Films

  1. Little Women ★★★★½ (January)
  2. CATS ☆ (January)
  3. Bombshell ★★★ (January)
  4. The Personal History of David Copperfield 

Visits

  1. Portsmouth (January)

Arts Resolutions

  1. See something live at the Royal Opera House
  2. Finish War and Peace 
  3. Finish His Dark Materials
  4. See 12 films at the cinema
    • Little WomenJojo RabbitThe Personal History of David CopperfieldEmmaThe Lighthouse, ParasitePortrait of a Lady on Fire, Promising Young Woman, In the Heights
  5. Turn in everything still outstanding
  6. Read Wolf Hall
  7. Finish all Hogarth Shakespeares
    • Shylock Is My NameVinegar GirlDunbarMacbeth
  8. See some West End shows
    • Sunday in the Park with GeorgeHello, Dolly!Dear Evan Hansen
    • The Last Five YearsOperation Mincemeat
    • Akram Khan’s Creature