Walking with the Ancestors

I dream them and I work them out in my daily life.  I bought a couple of months of unlimited time on ancestry.co.uk and it took over my life so I had to come off it.  But the ancestors leave thumb prints all over me.  They just won’t go away.  They walk alongside me and tap my shoulder every now …

Aspects of Physical Theatre – log book

Yesterday I began teaching Aspects of Physical Theatre at the University of Manchester.  It is the second time teaching it there for me and I am applying what I learned from the first version two years ago.  It is assessed partly through a  log book so I thought I would have a go at doing my own log entry just …

Running in the Woods

Photographs courtesy of Richard Talbot Running in the woods this holiday made me remember walking to school with instalments of “The Last of the Mohicans” flooding my brain in the early 70s.  I then thought about Wyken Slough and  Manor House Estate in Coventry where I grew up and Canada where I have many relatives whom I have never met …

Forming a Project

I spend a lot of my time teaching people how to make a piece of work from scratch. I am finding that I know less and less about this the more I make my own work. So it is now a year since I was asked to think about doing something for Heron Corn Mill as part of my residency …

Dad

It’s seven years tonight that Dad died and I have been thinking and was surprised the day came upon me late today.  I mean I only remembered this evening – the time he actually went. It may mean I am getting over it. 

Short Post

I have been making contacts towards a new work that is inspired by the writing of local Milnthorpe/Arnside novelist Constance Holme.