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[caption id="attachment_1195" align="alignnone" width="150"]Ayesha Casely-Hayford Ayesha Casely-Hayford. Ian Findlay Photography[/caption]

Samba Across The Border

24 July
Ayesha Casely-Hayford MOT Real Models

With all the news of migrants migrants migrants and advice to lock your doors before they sneak onto the back of your lorry…“Samba” is necessary gorgeousness. “Samba”, co written and directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, is the story of Samba Cisse, a Senegalese migrant, and his fight to remain in France. He meets […]

Belle versus Begin Again

02 August
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Father-daughter relationships are complicated.  I hate it when they are introduced in films but never really explored and ultimately neglected. I watched two films last month with father-daughter relationships. One was “Belle”, the other was “Begin Again”. The young women (Belle, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Violet, played by Hailee Steinfeld) are treated very differently […]

“That’s the fastest my feet ever moved!”

21 September
Ballet and tap by Ayesha Casely-Hayford

It’s been a bitsy “what’s happening now?” week.  Our short film “Silent Disco” unfortunately didn’t make the shortlist for the Virgin Media Shorts and I had some auditions cancelled due to re-scheduled filming dates. On more active news, the new school term at Morley College has started so my tap and ballet lessons begin again.  […]

Ultimate Duels of Death

24 May
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  I dream of one day dueling to the death, for honour, for valour… Last night I attended an incredibly inspiring Masterclass session hosted by Equity registered fight director Philip D’Orleans. Needless to say, my fighting urges were fueled further but I also learnt much about the creative genius that lies behind making stage combat […]