Holly Williams

Holly Williams is an arts and features writer for The Independent, The Independent Magazine and The Independent on Sunday.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web

Cutting Off Kate Bush, Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh, review: 'One-woman show lives up to its Kate expectations'

Didn’t nab a ticket for Kate Bush’s live shows? This one-woman piece might not exactly be a replacement, but it does make for a plucky,  poignant tribute.

Lippy, Traverse Theatre, review: 'Dense, difficult, chewy stuff'

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Provides plenty to get your teeth into

The Girls From Corona del Mar by Rufi Thorpe, book review: An uneasy look at messy love

This debut from Rufi Thorpe grips immediately, with the sharp compelling pressure of a friend grabbing your hand in pain. And that is what the novel is, in essence: a brilliantly written, probing, uneasy look at a damaged friendship between two women – and how such intense relationships are as much about how we define ourselves as they are about our love for, and struggle to understand, another human being.

Dame Diana Rigg, No Turn Unstoned, Assembly Checkpoint, Edinburgh, review: 'Richly entertaining'

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Rigg is terrifically good company

So It Goes, Underbelly, Edinburgh, review: 'A perfectly formed fringe-sized gem'

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014: A tale of coming to terms with grief

‘We didn’t plan a hit “abortion romcom” – it just happened’ .... Meet the women behind the provocative new movie ‘Obvious Child’

Clearly neither of these women see these types of films as guilty pleasures, but as some of the best entertainment the cinema can offer.

Blind Hamlet, Assembly Roxy, review: 'Feels like a cop-out'

Edinburgh Festival 2014: This is just a game and taken nowhere

Cutting Off Kate Bush, Gilded Balloon, review: 'A plucky, poignant tribute'

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014:  A physically unabashed performance

Every Brilliant Thing, Summerhall, review: 'One of the most uplifting plays at the Fringe'

Edinburgh Festival 2014: A perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life and celebrating all that is sweet in it

Standby for Tape Back-Up, Summerhall, review: 'Brilliantly pulled off'

Edinburgh Festival 2014: Sutherland goes wide with his themes and stories

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

Middle East crisis: We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

We know all too much about the cruelty of Isis – but all too little about who they are

Now Obama has seen the next US reporter to be threatened with beheading, will he blink, asks Robert Fisk
Neanderthals lived alongside humans for centuries, latest study shows

Final resting place of our Neanderthal neighbours revealed

Bones dated to 40,000 years ago show species may have died out in Belgium species co-existed
Scottish independence: The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

The new Scots who hold fate of the UK in their hands

Scotland’s immigrants are as passionate about the future of their adopted nation as anyone else
Britain's ugliest buildings: Which monstrosities should be nominated for the Dead Prize?

Blight club: Britain's ugliest buildings

Following the architect Cameron Sinclair's introduction of the Dead Prize, an award for ugly buildings, John Rentoul reflects on some of the biggest blots on the UK landscape
eBay's enduring appeal: Online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce retailer

eBay's enduring appeal

The online auction site is still the UK's most popular e-commerce site
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey: ‘lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird’

'Lack of ethnic minority and black faces on TV is weird'

Culture Minister Ed Vaizey calls for immediate action to address the problem
Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Magic circles: Artist Olafur Eliasson

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of JMW Turner at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention
Josephine Dickinson: 'A cochlear implant helped me to discover a new world of sound'

Josephine Dickinson: 'How I discovered a new world of sound'

After going deaf as a child, musician and poet Josephine Dickinson made do with a hearing aid for five decades. Then she had a cochlear implant - and everything changed
Greggs Google fail: Was the bakery's response to its logo mishap a stroke of marketing genius?

Greggs gives lesson in crisis management

After a mishap with their logo, high street staple Greggs went viral this week. But, as Simon Usborne discovers, their social media response was anything but half baked
Matthew McConaughey has been singing the praises of bumbags (shame he doesn't know how to wear one)

Matthew McConaughey sings the praises of bumbags

Shame he doesn't know how to wear one. Harriet Walker explains the dos and don'ts of fanny packs
7 best quadcopters and drones

Flying fun: 7 best quadcopters and drones

From state of the art devices with stabilised cameras to mini gadgets that can soar around the home, we take some flying objects for a spin
Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

Joey Barton: ‘I’ve been guilty of getting a bit irate’

The midfielder returned to the Premier League after two years last weekend. The controversial character had much to discuss after his first game back
Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

Andy Murray: I quit while I’m ahead too often

British No 1 knows his consistency as well as his fitness needs working on as he prepares for the US Open after a ‘very, very up and down’ year
Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home