2012 Highlights

It's the last day of 2012! Here are my personal highlights:

2012 Personal Highlights

Graduated with a MA in Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD), University of London. The Master’s degree took two years during which time I gave birth to my wonderful son Dillon and created the Female Arts website.

Celebrated Dillon’s first birthday at Beale Park.

Wrote my first full length stage play called The Three Sisters (not the same as Checkov’s)! I will redraft it in 2013 before trying to get it produced.

Went to the summer Olympics - amazeballs! Saw semi-final football at Wembley and final pentathlon at Greenwich with Britain getting Silver...took my son to both, will remember forever.

My short film Spell was made featuring actors from CSSD MA Acting for screen
Created a facebook page for Spell http://www.facebook.com/pages/Spell-short-film/274076066045757?ref=hl– it can be viewed on youtube http://youtu.be/wIft5Nm53rU

My short play Anna was developed by The Factory and was performed by actors from CSSD MA Contemporary Acting.

Recorded episodes of a comedy sketch show The Village Peephole with my writing and comedy company The Reading Berks http://www.thereadingberks.co.uk/…currently being edited for podcast and radio broadcast in 2013.

Updated my writers website www.wendythomson.co.uk

Improved my IT skills - built a wordpress site and learnt more about drupal.

Created a facebook page for my mother’s late partner Patrick Fitzmaurice as a platform for sharing his writing and poetry: http://www.facebook.com/patrickfitzmauricelopf?ref=hl

Became a student member of BAFTA and the Writers Guild

Attended performances of new writing including musical theatre.

Congratulations to all my friends / family who got married, engaged, had a baby or had their child christened in 2012!

Female Arts 2012 highlights

Increased readership, over 1300 registered users on the Female Arts website, 1100 followers on twitter and 150 likes on facebook.

75 new articles on the Female Arts website.

Interviewed Steven Moffat, Richard Curtis, Linda Landers and Clare Buckfield.

Our review team wrote great film, TV, theatre and book reviews - thank you to everyone who emailed a press release, or tweeted us, it was great to read about and / or meet you.

I hope you had a happy and productive 2012, and here's to an even better 2013!
Wendy X