Tag Archives: 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]