Tag Archives: artist residency at The Swedenborg Society

Night Visit – behind the title!

Travel through the night, encounter spirits, visit heaven and hell, voyage beyond death with Night Visit, Saturday 12 October, 8pm, Rich Mix, London.  Choosing a title is always hard! The title Night Visit has several meanings and strands of narrative in the performance. It describes my great-grandparents’ and grandparents’ explorations of the supernatural, and their […]

Night Visit App is ready – for ipad and Android tablets

The Night Visit multimedia App is available now! The App is free, and  available for both ipad and Android tablets. Download it, and share it. The Night Visit App is  a  different  way  of  telling  a  story. The App supports the live experimental storytelling performance Night Visit. The App has been made by Marmelada, and […]

Night Visit film clips

Night Visit was premiered at The Swedenborg Society to a packed audience who went with us all the way on a journey into other realms. Huge thanks to all at The Swedenborg Society for supporting it in every way and helping it to come to fruition. We are making an app to go with the […]

Night Visit – performance storytelling for adults

“I had heard my Grandfather’s stories of spirits many times, but the events were so strange, I was never sure if I’d really heard them, exaggerated them, or invented them myself.” Night Visit is the culmination of my year long residency of performances and research at The Swedenborg Society. This experimental storytelling performance traces the cultural history of […]

Night Visit – researching a story

I am deep in researching and creating ‘Night Visit’ the culmination of my artist residency at The Swedenborg Society. The performance will be premiered on 20 October 2012 as part of  The Bloomsbury Festival. Swedenborg was born in Stockholm in 1688 and died in London in 1772. He found London a place where he could unreservedly explore his […]

Tales from the Firebird

My third performance as Artist in Residence at The Swedenborg Society is for  children aged 6 and upwards. It will draw on stories about the mystical firebird. The firebird, or phoenix, was created at the beginning of time, has magic powers, helps those in trouble, and never dies. At the end of its life, it […]

Eros and Psyche – performance storytelling for adults

My second performance as Artist in Residence at The Swedenborg Society will be ‘Eros and Psyche’ for adults on Thursday 10th May at 7.00pm at Swedenborg Hall. The writings of philosopher and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg seem to have been influenced by Platonic ideas and images. Swedenborg’s own search for truth, beauty and love has parallels […]

The White Bear King – storytelling performance for children

My first performance as Artist in Residence  at The Swedenborg Society will be a Christmas performance for children aged 6 and upwards on Saturday 10th December at 2.00pm at Swedenborg Hall. The White Bear King is a mysterious and magical Scandinavian wonder tale. It has a polar bear and a princess, trickery and trolls, frost and fire. […]

Night Visit – artist in residence at The Swedenborg Society

Emanuel Swedenborg (1688 -1772) was a scientist, inventor, traveler, philosopher, theologian, visionary and mystic. The Swedenborg Society explore his ideas by hosting inspiring lectures, exhibitions, performances and screenings. They have a bookshop and library, and print diverse literature linked to Swedenborg. My grandparents were interested in spiritualism, mysticism, and the ideas of Swedenborg. They passed on […]