PhD Research project

In October 2018 I started a practice-based PhD at Brighton Uni, funded by TECHNE and supervised by Dr Kate Aughterson, Prof. Deborah Philips and Dr Andy Kesson (he’s at Roehampton). It’s about being in love with someone who’s been dead for 360 years, and trying to meet her through improvisation. It takes in an emerging […]

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Through the Door

Created and directed by Angela Clerkin (Clerkinworks) and supported by Improbable, and now Shakespeare’s Globe, Through the Door is a series of improvisation workshops for women & non-binary folk, exploring impro in theatre, comedy, storytelling, devising, making and writing. We will experiment with being heroes and villains – putting our own stories centre stage. Oh, and […]

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Fleet Footing

I’m so excited about this new project with composer Catherine Kontz. It’s been brewing for a few years, and we are extra-pleased to be funded by the PRSF Women Make Music award, and supported by Tête à Tête – launching as part of their Opera Festival 2018. The project is an audio dream guiding you along […]

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Writing on the Walls

I facilitated a workshop for Doctoral students and other guests at Brighton University as part of a two-day programme exploring Undisciplined Methods. Drawing on Lynda Barry and various other automatic writing, meditation and improvisation techniques, the workshop enabled 20+ people from a variety of academic and practice backgrounds to co-operatively create a large-scale drawing. The […]

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Kraken Arts

I’m embarking on a new project with illustrator and writer Viviane Schwarz, and theatre designer Ellan Parry. We’re offering workshops for all ages on all sorts of exciting creative processes. Find out more here:

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Here’s a new project I’ve been slowly growing for the last few months. It’s a gig/theatre/text/music/installation mash-up about the Arctic, involving a theatre designer who is also a fine artist and musician, a choreographer who is also a performer, a musician who’s also a writer, another musician who’s also a superhero, and me. We’re sailing into […]

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Landscape Poetry Experiments

I’ve been looking for ways to get away from the page or screen with my writing, where it gets a bit precious and fiddly. Whilst in the Welsh hills, I thought I’d try out some ideas about text in landscapes. The results are below – it’s an interesting start but I’d love to get back out […]

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Opera performance and a blog..

It’s been a busy August with our second development stage of The Observatory (previously A Quiet Life) – my new multi-sensory opera for people who can hear and people who can’t. This time round the focus was one completing Stephen Bentley-Klein’s score, and allowing choreographer Mark Smith more time to develop the sign language element of […]

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