Peter Billingham – It’s Simply the Memory.

Peter Billingham – It’s Simply the Memory. Peter was a wordsmith, a term I wouldn’t have used when I first met him, but I think best describes how he worked with words in performance. This is what I mostly remember about him: his love of words, the muscularity of his writing, his belief in the importance and uniqueness of the …

It’s Winter time. We had an election…another one!

It’s Winter time. We had an election…another one! I think I now know why calling a General Election for this particular December 12 triggered a deep reaction in my soul.  It thrust me back to December 12, 1970  when my sister Melanie was born.  Images, thoughts and feelings crashed in on me with the announcement that we had to have …

Three Months a Councillor

THREE MONTHS A COUNCILLOR I have been a Local Government Councillor for almost three months now. I use this space to integrate my art thinking, the local government activities I do and the politics. It’s a new way of working for me and a new space. A FEW MUSINGS ON FORM, SPACE AND ACTION This time I said I would …

Karen Doyle – In memory

I learned this week that we lost Karen Doyle – an inspirational teacher and artist whose support and generosity kept me going during long times of self doubt. I met her only two years ago but I feel I have known her for so much longer. Although she was in my life for a short time the encounter was profound. …

Tattingstone Remembers The Fallen of World War One.

Sometimes a project can go on and on re-inventing itself. This is the case with stories from Tattingstone that have seeded: Looking for the Tallyman and The House and now a poem in this collection. As Remembrance Day comes around this year there are numerous arts projects and manifestations of remembrance commemorating 100 years since World War One and we …