Artist Residency at Hawkwood: Ania Magliano
"I don't think there's anywhere quite like it - a really wonderful place."
I found my time at Hawkwood incredible and essential, it was a really amazing place to discover. I was working on my hour-long stand-up comedy show, which I will be taking to the Edinburgh Fringe this year. I also had the time to work on a personal essay about food.
I had a desk with a beautiful view in the garden room, where I could see the sycamore tree as I wrote. I went for walks around the grounds every day (and one run!). The surroundings were so peaceful and definitely allowed me to reach a place of creativity more easily. On top of all this, having (delicious) food made for you every day allows so much more time and brain space to focus on your work, which is something I don’t really get as a completely freelance writer and performer. I don’t think there’s anywhere quite like it – a really wonderful place.
Ania is a comedian based in London. She’s a triple threat (bisexual, Gen Z, bad at cooking). Her sharp, wry writing combined with her warm conversational performance style make her a ‘glittering new talent’ (the i Paper) of the UK comedy scene.