Poppies, Peace and Remembrance

images: Carran Waterfield: A stray poppy in my garden, Labour Party Campaign Launch, Little Blue Man, Dorset (courtesy Mary Booker)

After the 1987 Hurricane

I visited the New Forest in the Spring of 1988 after the hurricane of 1987 many are remembering today. I wrote this following the visit and over the years kept amending until  it became this particular version: A Walk In The New Forest in 1988 After A Hurricane Not overly wild and not yet fully tamed like an arboretum, she …

Signpost 3: Audience/Participant responses to The House

Journey through ‘The House – researching theatre, performance and poverty’ (Studies in Theatre and Performance Special Issue Vol 31:1) Signpost 3: Audience Responses to The House ‘The House’ didn’t do the usual touring route so no Guardian review for this one or any other newspaper review as a matter of fact. We chose a different way and invited essays or short …

Recharging Your Creativity

Part 1  Place: Heron Corn Mill 23rd – 24th September 2017 30 September-1 October 2017 28th – 29th October 2017 18th-19th November 2017 These dates form the beginning of the first part of a four part year-long course  Here is the brochure: Recharging Your Creativity with Carran Waterfield (final)

I promised Mrs May I would reply to her letter and post it on my blog

Dear Mrs May Thank you for your letter dated…when did you write it? It didn’t have a date. Well you have caught me at the right time because today, as a self employed theatre maker, teacher with experience of zero hours contracts, semi-retired-didn’t-get-my-pension..(er), it is my writing day. Lucky me! A few words in response: Mrs May, it is not …

Gorse Actually In Beauty

  I have just come back from Charmouth from the Trees and Water workshop with Sandra Reeve.  It inspired much moving and writing but also these gorgeous pics