About

Cally Phillips @2018

I’ve not been here for a while – I moved over to Weebly in 2015 and have rarely looked back.  For current stuff, go to Cally Phillips  NOW

This site is really now an archive one. My past, not my present and certainly not my future. For those interested in my past – it’s here across a load of pages and posts.  Nosey around at will. Here’s a quick thumbnail:

Cally Phillips  started her professional creative jounrey over a quarter of a century ago.

He had over 20 years experience as a screenwriter and playwright. She also  also worked as a professional actor, a sales rep, theatre/cinema front of house, an English/Drama teacher, a private tutor, a script reader for Channel 4,  Artistic Director for Bamboo Grove Theatre Company,  Artistic Director/Facilitator for ABC Drama Group, Dramatist in residence for Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association,  Playwright in Residence for West Lothian Youth Theatre,  and  undertook a stint as Scottish Secretary for the Writers Guild of Great Britain.

Educationally she has an MA (Hons) e in Moral Philosophy with International Relations from St.Andrews University  and an MSc in Applied Psychology of Intellectual Disability (Portsmouth)  as well as a PG qualification  in drama from Academy of Live and Recorded Arts,  a PG Dip in Multimedia Design from Napier and an Open University Diploma in Health and Social Welfare.

Now retired from the hurly burly of the ‘creative industries’ Cally lives happily with her husband and dogs in North East Scotland – and also lives (less happily) with a chronic condition, Ulcerative Colitis which puts something of a limit on her ability to travel and engage fully with everyday society.  Marry that with her other condition, self-imposed Hermititis  and  with an ever deepening cynicism about the perceived relationship between success and creativity in terms of profit and sales and you’ll see why she’s finally listened to the words of Paul Weller and ‘gone underground. ‘ 

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3 Responses to About

  1. Robert Phillips says:

    Sitting at a hockey rink in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada watching my daughter practice hockey.

    I came across a link to your novel Power Play and thought I would send you a picture of Cally Phillips the hockey player . Drop me a line and I will send the picture.

    Cheers

    • Hey, brilliant! Powerplay is a ‘play’ rather than a novel – though it’s not what one would call an ‘ordinary’ play being as how it would be best set on an icerink. Manitoba Moose is the team I ‘follow’ (it’s a long story) so I’m great there’s a Cally Phillips playing hockey in Manitoba. Why not ‘like’ me on FB and send a picture there!

  2. Julia says:

    Hello, I was wondering if there is any way to be able to see your episode of City Life called “Outside In.”

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