Carran’s Creative Lab


Carran’s Creative Lab gives space and time to reflect on and explore. It is a space to develop an individual or group’s creative journey and practice. It’s the space I create when working with groups. The outcomes take different forms. It allows for practical explorations and mentoring. I offer the experience I have gained in my own practice. I can adapt this approach for students in Higher Education and in community groups. Please see my current CV for a summary of my experience and training.

Current Creative Lab

Creative Labs can follow a guided weekend retreat format where individual creative ideas emerge within a group context in an inspiring location that allows for both indoor and outdoor work.

Creative Labs can take place as part of university module work. See drop down menu for Just Walk

Kirsty Surgey writes about her experience in Carran’s Creative Lab. Her PhD related work is soon to be published.

Luke Crookes has documented his work in Carran’s Creative Lab and continues explorations through Body Voice Bassoon with Carran.

Patrick Campbell developed his work for public performance in Carran’s Creative Lab.

Recharging Your Creativity

Kirsty, Luke and Patrick’s work grew from this lab:

  • Devising Your Own Creative Work (4 weekends)
  • Reviving and Re-visiting Your Own Creative Work (2 weekends)
  • Structuring, Voicing and Rehearsing Your Own Creative Work (2 weekends)
  • Scratching and Presenting Your Own Creative Work (2 weekends)


Mentoring Programme

Sometimes a one-to-one experience is more appropriate and less time-consuming.

I also offer a mentoring programme that can take place face to face in a space of your own choosing and/or remotely through skype, facetime and email.

If you want to sound out an idea, require some feedback on something you are working on, or just need some time away from your day job, I can accommodate this through working out a series of appointments and achievable milestones.
Here is an example:


Please contact me for more details and to participate.