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Visiting old haunts in Ventnor

I am travelling to Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight next week. I am so excited to visit a place where some of my ancestors lived, but where I have never been! Ventnor Library’s  Tanith Hicks and Andrew Walker are hosting my visit, and I will be doing three events for them at the library. […]

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 […]

A heritage of songs and stories with The London Gypsy Orchestra

“Songs are a golden heritage.” Gypsy saying Come to the Balkan Organ Carnival! This special concert at St John’s Church, Notting Hill, celebrates the restoration of the Grade II listed  organ and the Notting Hill carnival. The church have commissioned a new composition from Gundula Gruen, director of The London Gypsy Orchestra. ‘One day in […]

Taking Swedenborg to Sweden, in English!

We are taking Night Visit to Sweden, to the Ljungby Berattar (storytelling) festival. Ljungby is a small town in southern Sweden, with a very beautiful museum – sagomuseet – dedicated to stories. We will do two performances of Night Visit. The last performance will be followed by seminar, where I have been invited to join […]

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 […]

The King with Dirty Feet – app LIVE!

The king has dirty feet, and his servant Gabu has three days to rid the land of dust! Help Gabu sweep, brush, and stitch as he tries to clean the kingdom. Funny, and charming, with a twist at the end, ‘The King with Dirty Feet’ combines the best traditional storytelling with cutting-edge technology. International team […]

Persephone at Yohji Making Waves – filming a story

Persephone at Yohji Making Waves was a performance given in July 2011 inside Yohji Yamamoto’s exquisite installation at The Wapping Project. The installation – ‘Yohji Making Waves’ – was a collaboration between: designer Yohji Yamamoto, Wapping Project director Jules Wright, lighting designer Masao Nihei; and musician Billy Cowie. This truly mysterious, mythical installation conjured images of Hades and the […]

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 […]