Hi I’m Ruby. I’m a third year Scriptwriting and Performance student at UEA and have lived in Hellesdon which is just outside Norwich my whole life. I think that Norwich has an amazing arts scene and one of the nicest things about staying here to study has been sharing this with the friends that I have made at uni from all over the country. I have worked at the Norwich Theatre Royal and have volunteered with the National Centre for Writing, Young Norfolk Arts Festival and the Norfolk and Norwich Festival for several years and love keeping up to date with all the funky arty things that come in and out of the city!
Ultimate desert island disc track?
'Islands in the Stream' by Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. It always reminds me of summer road trips in America when I was little, back when my grandparents lived in Florida.
What’s the last book or film that made you laugh, or cry (or both)? The new Pixar movie Soul had me a bit weepy. I love how it kind of explored positive nihilism for children, and not putting pressure on yourself to find a purpose, that life is just supposed to be enjoyed for whatever you make of it. It was also super funny and had me laughing a lot as well, nothing better than a cat body swap!
What’s a poem you can recite on demand?
As a former moody high school literature gal I can pretty much recite 'Lady Lazarus' by Sylvia Plath. I used to constantly listen to her collection Ariel on audiobook so I know those poems pretty well. The last verse still gives me goosebumps, and I think “I eat men like air” would look badass on a t-shirt.
If you could live inside one painting or sculpture, what would it be? 'Almond Blossom' by Van Gogh always makes be feel so peaceful and happy, I also really love 'Cafe Terrace at Night', you just want to jump inside them.