The Guardian 18 August 2021

The first time it happened was when Lubna Kerr joined the Brownies. The future actor and comedian found the girls in her pack to be friendly and welcoming, the more so when they took turns inviting her around for tea. Every night she’d be out enjoying another variation on egg and chips. But this was more than straight hospitality. In return for meeting a citizen of the Commonwealth, as she was, the Brownies could earn themselves a badge. Making a meal for their guest qualified them for badge number two. [READ MORE]

By Mark Fisher

MARK FISHER is a freelance theatre critic and feature writer based in Edinburgh and has written about theatre in Scotland since the late-1980s. He is a theatre critic for The Guardian, a former editor of The List magazine and a frequent contributor to the Scotsman and other publications. He is the co-editor of the play anthology Made in Scotland (1995), and the author of The Edinburgh Fringe Survival Guide (2012) and How to Write About Theatre (2015) – all Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. He is also the editor of The XTC Bumper Book of Fun for Boys and Girls and What Do You Call That Noise? An XTC Discovery Book (both Mark Fisher Ltd).