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Welcome to the official blog of Joanna Neary, where you can catch up on Jo’s bewildered world past, present and looming. Mainly, this blog consists of scanned pages from her sketchbook with a running commentary, dashed off between duties, work and other hobbies. As well as banging on about art, there’s also past gigs, and music, such as the one about being interviewed for Prog Magazine in 2019, which led to some delightful exchanges with fellow nerds. It was all very civil, even when Jo had to admit she’d got a Frank Zappa fact wrong.



The penultimate instalment. Too busy with current 2015 festival to write more. I thought Installment had two L’s. Predictive text has destroyed my brian* I did the ‘brian’ line there on purpose. I may be ignorant but I’m well aware of it I remember asking Joseph to stop making Dave laugh while he was driving, […]

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So then everyone started having delirious crushes on strangers and some kissed in cupboards at The Pleasance. Here is a rough guide. And a show report. The ‘boys’ me and Juls were trying to befriend were Dan Clark and friends – I can’t remember the name of their group now, can you? They went on […]

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I’ve got my old WordPress app going again and I refuse to update it. Here’s the part two but after part three because of silly silly computers

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Fear sets in. It’s all right when you’re rehearsing in a small village hall and making each other laugh with ridiculously entertaining acting exercises (like the one where Nicholas Quirke, our director made me and Juls reply ‘no’ to each other’s lines when we thought it wasn’t good enough). Our first night’s stay seems to […]

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Years ago now, who knows exactly when – Paul Putner was in that Richard Herring Sex Pistols Play; Guy Masterson was doing Under Milk Wood; Glen Richardson and David Mounfield were in a show with Jerry Sadowitz and me and Julie Nash were in a play together by Mitchell and Nixon called The Agent. Perhaps […]

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Which set of captions do you prefer and why? This journey outfit consists of a few layers as temperatures between stations, carriages and times of day vary so much in England. That’s the science bit. The rest is a farce. I keep planning a quick page and then it ends up being something else as […]

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Another Advertisement for Art School Today’s Daily Doodle was meant to be a comic strip about choosing clothes to suit a) long journeys by car and train b) two gigs and c) a London rehearsal day – as that’s what my outfit has to do this weekend. Luckily for people bored of blogs where outfits […]

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Today’s doodle ‘Treat Day, Aged 42’ was meant to document the happy little moments in my day so far but I got waylaid after drawing what I’m wearing today. Don’t worry, I’m not going to do a middle aged woman’s anti fashion blog. I have far too many books to read, friends and family to […]

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Last Xmas we decided not to buy each other presents but to do a days pottery together instead. Of course I had some presents as well, I’m someone who starts looking forward to Xmas in June So I chose to do painting on pottery which our tutor hadn’t done before. He mainly runs throwing workshops. […]

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All right? Apparently, according to Sheila from the Jolly Roger in Falmouth, if you want to go past Plymouth, you need to wear a bum bag under all your clothing and it’s thick fog past Bristol. Sheila went to Exeter once for half an hour and then fled back home because there was too much […]

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