Wendy Toye is being buried today. She died last week aged 92. Wendy lived a long, amazing life and it was a pleasure to know her. She was a massively popular dancer ('the Pocket Wonder') as a young woman before working as a choreographer for film directors Jean Cocteau & Carol Reed and going onto become an Oscar nominated film director herself. When she moved out of her flat a couple of years ago Wendy gave us a small statue of a lion for our tiny garden, which stands there proudly today...
We are known among the stars by our poems, not our corpses.
Enjoyed a chaotic rehearsal last night for the show I am hosting this evening to celebrate music and drama by young people in the borough of Barnet. 'Young People' is one of those phrases that makes you feel sick when it's said by a politician. Must remember not to say it myself tonight.
Just watched a fleet of council bin lorries heading out somewhere, which somehow poetically captures the spirit of today.