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 …

New works with student practitioners

Some of the most satisfying work I have ever made has been with students. Currently I am really happy to be working with 8 students from Edge Hill University studying Physical Theatres on the course: The Body Speaks. My other work is with 11 students from Salford University who are bravely joining me in yet another exploration of Birnam Wood, …

Launch of my courses for 2018-2019

I am thrilled to announce my new brochure of upcoming courses in creativity. Here is the link to the brochure:CreativeLabDigital These start on a weekly basis in the village of Churchtown, Southport on Tuesday mornings. Later in 2019 subject to interest I will be running the weekend courses in devising and creativity and will post information about these later in …