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Published poet and performer Bernadette Cremin is using DAO to blog about development of her work - in particular her one-woman show Altered Egos which was performed in the 2010 Brighton Fringe Festival.

A day in the life of Joan...

12 December 2011

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Photo of Bernadette's foot with a spilt medicine bottle and pills on the floor

After her initial email (a day in the life of…) I have extended the fictional email correspondence with Joan - one of the characters in 'Altered Egos'. BERNADETTE Hi Joan…seems to me that you (and the kids) could do without the same old wallpaper, pet… I know your mum drives you mad but as you get older you realise that these things come as standard eh? im so relieved to hear you put the portrait into storage. I know you’re juggling fire Joan, but if there’s...

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A day in the life of Sophie...

2 November 2011

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To further my conversations with the characters in 'Altered Egos' - my series of monologues - I have extended the fictional email correspondence with Sophie. Let me know what you think? SOPHIE Hi Bernie, thanks for your texts/calls. Sorry I haven’t replied. Is there any chance you’re free to help me shift the last few boxes? The house is being valued Tuesday. It's still a tip but I’m just useless when I’m there on my own (even in the daytime now). I’m sure these...

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A day in the life of Patsy...

24 October 2011

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photo of a foot and a string of jewellery

To further my conversations with the characters in 'Altered Egos' - my series of monologues - I have extended the fictional email correspondence with Patsy. Let me know what you think. PATSY Dear Miss Cremin Automated reply… Please note that all correspondence with Miss Devlin must be sent via Dr Harvey’s secretary. Thank you. MISS CREMIN To whom it may concern, can you please advise me how to make contact with Miss Patsy Devlin. Thanking you kindly. SECRETARY Dear Miss Cremin...

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A day in the life of Trudy...

19 October 2011

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Following on from my experiment in writing emails from each character in 'Altered Egos' - my series of monologues in the writing - I have extended the fictional email conversations, starting with the loved-up Trudy! Let me know what you think? Trudy Darling B, Sebastian’s being a real bastard again, not returning texts/calls since Leones party. (Think Jeremy suspects something’s going on but what’s good for the goose!!) He flies back to Dubai on Thursday anyhow so it looks...

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A day in the life of Altered Egos...

17 October 2011

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I've written myself an email from each of the characters in my series of monologues 'Altered Egos' in an attempt to give a feel for the ladies and hopefully whet your appetite... for their story/situation (perhaps even my relationship with them). Let me know what you think? TRUDY Darling B Sebastian’s being a real bastard again, not returning texts/ calls since Leones party. (I think Jeremy suspects something’s going on but what’s good for the goose!!) Anyhow he flies back to...

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Six birds v a one-trick pony

14 September 2011

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A foot surrounded by eggs

I was bored of the sound of myself, aware I had become ‘safe’ as an artist and thus petrified at the prospect of grazing my days away in the paddock for one-trick-pony performance poets. So I polished my tie, combed my cufflinks and decided to smarten up my act. I think I just needed to convince me that I was still convinced by me. After all, if I was tired of me there was no hope for an audience or reader was there? I think it’s sometimes easy to forget, as artists, what...

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I guess it is about time I introduced you to ‘Altered Egos’

7 September 2011

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Altered Egos is my one woman show. It’s a sequence of six dramatised monologues which tell the tales of six women ‘on the edge’. It aims to weave a loose narrative script with poetry from my three collections. I first performed it last year at the Brighton Festival (see Colin Hambrook's review) where it won ‘runner up’ for a Latest Award (best literary/performance fringe event.) I was all set to ‘go again’ this year but in true Cremin style having just...

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Artists and philistines side by side...

19 August 2011

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Bernadette Cremin's feet pictured side by side

I was sent a link to an extract from a book called ‘The Creative Personality.’ I, of course thought DAO readers might be interested in the article but I also wanted to ‘stretch and test’ my opinion of it and so I hosed down the dusty sociologist in me and conducted my own little experiment. I forwarded the link to three overtly ‘creative types’ (actress, musician, poet) and three self-professed (loud and proud in one case!) philistines and asked them to send...

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Back on solid ground...

1 August 2011

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photo of the writers foot with a shamrock pendant between her toes

Well my life’s certainly got its hat on back to front after 10 days in the Fair Isle. It proved an itchy adventure (I’ll elaborate later) but first I’m compelled to say how horrified I am about Amy Winehouse. Moreover, I’ve been shocked by the lack of compassion that I’ve seen toward her from some, stunningly even a few of my friends, surprisingly unable to read between the lines of our vindictive media, and see it for the bastard it can be, and indeed the abusive...

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Dipping my toe in the fire

15 July 2011

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Bernadette Cremin's foot with candle

I guess this is good a place as any to start my waddle into the wonderful world of blogging? Until now I like a handful of others left on the planet have resisted spilling myself all over the Interweb as I am a dedicated (aka paranoid!) cynic regarding all things Cyber. I’m also a self confessed technical car crash and tend to avoid anything you have to plug in (apart from the kettle.) In order to prepare myself for this unknown territory I bribed my foolish friend with a pizza and he...

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