Projects/Workshops/Commissions

This page is being updated. More info will follow.

Here is some info about some recent stuff.

Recently

Taste, a poem written in response to the venue Loki Wines commissioned by the Overhear Project.

We Have a Man We go to: All Change,  a hip hop song with Tee Lyrical and General Public for The Hop Project

Knead Time Being: a mediation, a poem commissioned by Writing West Midlands for Radio 4’s programme, Something Understood.

Eden Reborn, an animated poetry film; an eco-feminist, reimagining of the Myth of Eden in response to Ted Hughes’ Theology. Described as a cannibalistic sex metaphor and likened to the work of Angela Carter, the poem takes a dark look at the role of women through time and the effects of colonialist and capitalist behaviours on people and the environment. For information about showings and related workshops see the website.  Funded by Arts Council England, Midland Creative and Apples and Snakes.

Softening: Drawing Space, a commissioned long-form poem exploring the history of the canals and personal reformation as part of a visual arts project with The Clayground Collective’s Clay Cargo project. For a tiny extract of the poem, see here.

A Midlands Odyssey, managing production and commissioning of a new anthology of rewrites of stories from Homer’s Odyssey set in a contemporary Midlands.  Owl Productions for Writing West Midlands/The Birmingham Literature Festival.

So Far From Home, a short story rewriting of the Calypso story from Homer’s Odyssey for A Midlands Odyssey.

Urban Earth I, an exciting new project with young people in a Pupil Referral Unit funded by The Arts Council England.

Collaborative writing and photography workshops with Some Cities.

Creative story telling for The Well at The Springfield Project.

Write to be Heard with the totally brilliant Geese Theatre Company.

Workshops for Ort Arts and Community Café

Ongoing workshops for Writing West Midlands:

          Young Writers’ Group at Wolverhampton Art Gallery

          Writing Squad at The Light House, Wolverhampton

          Writing Squad at the Black Country Museum, Dudley

Shake the Dust for Apples and Snakes. You can watch the kids’ performance here.