The Lady Trinity

Been troubled by these three this week.  They are part of a commemorative window in the church at Beetham, Cumbria, (the village near the mill where I am resident artist).  The church is now named St Michael’s and All Angels,  but the church might have taken any one of these women’s names had history telling been different following the conqueror’s 11th …

Writing about the book

I wrote something new on The House working diary pages about books. It’s a bit of a meandering around the word approaching its uses in that piece of work which I have just performed for the Gendered Citizenship and Performance Conference at the University of Warwick (that is actually in Coventry) – old tramping ground (Note: I use tramping in …

Enter Matilda Betham (1777-1852) the fourth lady of Beetham

I was introduced to this woman by Audrey Steeley the Creative Projects Manager at Heron Corn Mill.  She sent me a copy of House of Letters (a collection of her correspondences)  written by Ernest Betham in 1905. Of course you will see the link here – Betham (Beetham – where the mill is – it’s the family associated with the …

Between time

Hello again! Just opened The House and on a motorway route to Dorset to review Little Blue Man and the projects we all made with Sandra Reeve back in September.  Been working with the ancestors in both projects. One for the summer and one for the winter…..maybe or vice versa, it depends which way you look at it I suppose. …