Category Archives: art\write

Unframed in Bromyard

Yesterday was the performance of my short piece unframed at the unframed writings event at the Chapel Gallery in Bromyard. It was one of eight pieces. The art\write writers involved this time were:

My piece was a three-hander and I’m grateful to fellow writers Philip Monks and Sheila Farrell for helping me to perform the piece. The rehearsals for all eight pieces of writing were short and intense and we are all indebted to theatre director Jonathan Legg for his calm direction and support.

The Chapel Gallery is a lovely venue and the audience were great. I hope we helped to raise plenty of funds for Bromyard Community Arts.

Coming Up: unframed writings

I am writing and performing a short piece for the below event. It will be inspired by pieces shown at the Chapel Gallery’s recent, rather wonderful, Unframed show. Please do come along.

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Unframed Writings
The Chapel Gallery, Bromyard
2 Forbury Chase, Sherford Street, Bromyard, HR7 4DL
Saturday 25th May at 4.30pm (doors open at 4.15pm)

A group of creative writers, collectively known as ‘art\write’, will be performing short creative works inspired by unframed, which was an exhibition of drawings and sketches recently shown at The Chapel Gallery. The afternoon will include poetry, short prose and drama. Entry to this one-off event is free – donations welcomed to support Bromyard Community Arts. The performance will end at approximately 5.30pm with tea and cake. Find out more about art\write at www.artwrite.net

R&J: take 2 – tickets still available

My piece for Romeo & Juliet: take two at the ArtistsWorkhouse in Studley is ready to go. The short two-hander is called the point of light. It is paired with Sheila Farrell‘s beautiful artwork a small light which will be in the exhibition. We are one of ten writer and artist teams presenting on the night.

The first performance is on Friday (8th June) at 7pm and the second is on Saturday 16th June, also at 7pm. Tickets are still available from Eventbrite at £7 (price includes refreshments). The last time that I looked there were still £5 early bird tickets available.

The exhibition (free entry) runs from Saturday 9th-Sunday 17th June, 11am-4pm (closed Monday and Tuesday). There are more details on the art\write site.

On a practical note… Parking: There is free parking available behind the closed Royal Victoria pub opposite ArtistsWorkhouse (B80 7AU). Alternatively there is a public car park at Pool Road (B80 7HJ) which is a short walk away.

Romeo & Juliet: take two

Romeo and Juliet has started previewing at the RSC in Straford. It plays there until late September and will then go to London. Why mention it? art\write are using the play to inspire ten collaborations between writers and visual artists. I am one of the writers and have been teamed up with artist Sheila Farrell.

It has been a interesting process and we’ve had some good conversations. The work in progress is, I think, promising. The written piece will be a 5 minute two-hander.

art\write have run similar projects before but not with the writers and artists working so closely together. It will be fascinating to see the results.

The performances of the written pieces are on Friday 8th June and Saturday 16th June, both at 7pm. The shows are at the Artists Workhouse in Studley (more details below). Tickets are £7 each and numbers will be limited.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 9th June to Sunday 17th June, 11am-4pm, (closed Monday and Tuesday).
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Coming soon-ish

I am one of ten writers writing new, short plays inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for an art\write show and exhibition. I am working with visual artist Sheila Farrell who will be contributing to an exhibition of art works on the same theme.

The performances and exhibition will be at the Artists Workhouse in Studley in mid-June. More information to follow.

 

I wish you had met him

My piece for the Portraits 2 show on Sunday evening will be called ‘I wish you had met him.’ There are some great writers and I think tickets are still available.

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Portraits II

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I’m writing again.

A year ago I wrote and performed a solo 5 minute piece Thinking Inside the Box for the Bee Box event at the Chapel in Bromyard, Herefordshire. My friends had set up an art show and they asked ten writers to produce short pieces to go with it.

In October there was a similar project, The Needle Makers Project, at the Artists Workhouse in Studley, Warwickshire. My five minute piece is called Cacophony. Just a tip: don’t ask people to clap their hands as an essential part of a piece when they’ve all been given a glass of wine.

I’ve enjoyed this new (for me) form and the chance to use my live interpretation skills and perform.

The next in the series will be the Portraits II project (see above). The Portraits exhibition has now closed but some of the art works will be brought back for a ten writer show of 5 minute pieces at the Artists Workhouse on July 9th. I don’t know what my piece will be called yet.

There are some more details on the Plays and Production page.