If you live near Stratford-upon-Avon there's a playwriting workshop and master class here on Saturday 14th May starting at 10am. It's part of the RSC's 37 Plays project. It's only £8 which is great value. You can book a place here. The event is led by Hannah Kahlil who wrote the wonderful A Museum in … Continue reading Hannah Khalil workshop and master class in Stratford
The RSC has launched its 37 plays project. It is searching for plays that 'write the story of our nation'. Entries open in January 2023. It looks as if the site will be useful for resources including a podcast hosted by playwright Mark Ravenhill based on his 101 playwriting notes. Mark Ravenhill's notes are available … Continue reading Some playwriting resources / opportunities
There is a new art\write project called Returning Voices. The blurb says: Artists and writers let lost voices speak.What would the voices from our pasts say if they had one more chance to speak? Inspired by Denise Riley’s collection of poems Say Something Back, artwrite invited artists and writers to go on a personal quest to … Continue reading art\write: Returning Voices
Two Chairs project The art\write Two Chairs project I wrote about earlier has gone live. The main project page links to eleven very different responses to the original prompt by sixteen different artists and writers. My piece is a short film involving live action and (of course) some small sections of stop motion animation. It … Continue reading art\write: Two Chairs goes live
It's a tradition that goes back over a century. A couple buy a padlock, engrave it with their initials, lock it to a bridge railing and then dramatically throw their keys into the torrent below. These gestures symbolise their undying love for each other. In recent years it's caught on to such an extent that … Continue reading Stratford’s bridge of love
I am one of sixteen artists and writers invited to contribute to this art\write project during the Coronavirus lock-down. The participants have been invited to create online work inspired by this image. I'm working with artist Deb Catesby to create a video setting for her drawings. My piece will be a short video with a … Continue reading art\write Two Chairs project
It's been a while but here is the link to our latest stop motion animation experiment (Penguin / Hedgehog: The World Tour Part 2). It's a bit rough and ready but we've learned a lot putting it together. Things like: it's hard to light with table lamps. I hope you enjoy it.
Our latest short is here. This time we've incorporated more green screen work and our 'actor' is a little more mobile. Our thanks to Jonathan Legg for doing the main voice over work.
We, like most people, have been stuck at home for weeks. I should be learning French and writing a full length play but that's not happening. However, we have become fascinated with making stop motion animation. There's no rhyme or reason for this. We've never tried anything like it before so we're starting from nothing. … Continue reading Stop Motion Animation
10 creative writers and 10 visual artists make a site specific response to Birmingham’s historic communal courtyard housing. I'll be writing a site-specific piece and performing it on the * POSTPONED until further notice * at the Back to Backs in Birmingham. I am working in conjunction with visual artist Deb Catesby. The visual art … Continue reading Back to Back at the Back to Backs