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I am a serial initiator of creative collaborations - bringing ideas to life as projects. I love hatching plans, galvanising groups, and sharing the results. I write poems, sketch and create events. Based in London, I wander far and wide.
A creative exploration of our physicality - each month of 2015 a diverse set of creatives will reflect on a different part of the body - project initiated with Sarah Lowe.
Most Things Move
Most Things Move is an illustrated book of short poems exploring things that move and things that move us. Illustrations by the embarrassingly talented Gretchen Jacobsen and published by Simply This in 2013. The wonderful Katie Bonna said “Each page is bejewelled with lines which catch you unawares, cutting to the quick of our desire to understand human experience.”
Acclaimed composer Hannah Kendall used six of my poems as inspiration for a new work in six movements.
Into Pieces was premiered as part of the CoMA national festival of contemporary music on 4th March 2016 at Kings Place – performed by London Sinfonietta & Contemporary Music for All, and conducted by Gregory Rose.
The poems are read aloud as part of the piece.
Take It & Run
A 40-person cross-genre creative collaboration in response to the Pen Paper Pause sketches. I invited people with a creative appetite to take one of my sketches, and run with it, using their own individual style and whatever medium they wanted. We had a project showcase in January 2011 for all the wonderful work – from ilustration to upholstery, from sculpture to song - which you can now enjoy online.
Pass It On
Pass It On was a 2008 project where I made 100 books by hand and gave them to 100 people; the idea was that if you were given the book you were not allowed to keep it but had to pass it on - a perpetual system of sharing.
The Borough Common
I have a creative consulting practise called Let's Go where i help organisations of all sorts get going with new things. That normally means a new product/service, a new brand, or a new strategic direction.
When we use figurative phrases, we can lose track of the literal meanings of words and we are left with abstract concepts. This project was an attempt to bring back the literal; you can see it all here.