Follow the Stone Part Three: Route and Root

Part Three:  Follow the Stone Root and Route One theme that emerged while creating this work was the sense of ‘being present whilst collecting memory’. It placed the past and future in the vessel of the present. I explored running/walking routes and landed on a route from home to Marshside along the old sea wall and back through the streets …

Follow the Stone Part Two: The Poetry

Follow the Stone Part Two The Poetry Four poems have emerged so far from the work on Follow the Stone. (Password: strata2020)   Written after Moving   11 June 2020 before Virtual Strata 2020 I Walking Painful day today Full of pain Head pain Knee pain Heart pain.   Walk just walk. Listen to the black poet who grew up fully …

Mapping a New direction in a Creative Journey: Follow the Stone Part One

Mapping a New direction in a Creative Journey: Follow the Stone[1]Part One  Then and Now Here follows a series of posts reflecting on recent creative explorations I have been making. These reflections coincide with a podcast I was invited to do recently for Per Stellas and an invitation to facilitate and direct students in a creative project we are calling  …

The Trouble With Statues

The Trouble with Statues The trouble with statues is they are too big for cupboards.  Once in situ – that’s it, unless through some vigorous act they are torn down, usually with the aid of ropes, chains and muscle. I have been very moved by the Black Lives Matter protests but feel utterly inept in commenting so I will just …

Performing Poverty and Sickness: reflections on ‘The House’ (2015) and ‘COVID’ (2019)

Performing Poverty and Sickness: reflections on ‘The House’ (2015) and COVID (2019) We are living in “unprecedented” times we are told daily through the government performance talks on the telly which in this third month have become extremely tiring and worn out like overlong runs of badly done Shakespeare. Friday Night quiz nights with family and friends in and from …

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 …