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 …

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 …

Nana-in-Hospital, the NHS and the 70 years anniversary (1948-2018)

Here is my contribution to the NHS 70 years story: Nana – Louisa Harvey – lived as a former ‘workhouse inmate’ in a hospital that changed hands as part of the establishment of the NHS in 1948. For the last three months of 1947 she was attempting a brief spell of time away from the ‘workhouse-cum-hospital’ by accompanying the ex-master …

Beautiful End Sharing notes

If you missed this event here is a summary: Introduction for Beautiful End Sharing 26 May 2018 Heron Corn Mill 1.05 Welcome Reading from Godiva Rides To America: “My dad’s mum…to test the power of the wind” Last Saturday I was in Coventry sharing the Royal Wedding event with my sister and my mum – a little gathering around the …

The House media clips are online now

My performance research work on performance and poverty is documented here in one place: https://vimeo.com/channels/904205 This is my most recent performance work: ‘The House’. There are extracts from the final performance and also clips from the development. Reading materials are here: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rstp20/37/1?nav=tocList Thanks for looking at this material.