See below for news from current projects and events

Everywhere and Nowhere: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium on Imagined Spaces

I will be giving a paper titled: Writing, Re-writing and Erasure: a consideration of the Heygate Estate, South London at Everywhere and Nowhere: An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate  Symposium on Imagined Spaces at University of Nottingham on Monday 20th June 2016. More information and booking on the symposium website.
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London Festival of Architecture: Opportunity Area – free event, Monday 6th June, 6-8pm

lfa picAs part of Unearthing The Elephant, a project with artists Eva Sajovic and Rebecca Davies, building on a decade of work in Elephant and Castle, we are hosting an open discussion with an invited panel to discuss ethics, tactics and place-specificity in artistic practice, with particular reference to Elephant and Castle and its labelling as an ‘opportunity area’. Continue reading 

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More Than 100 Stories

My commission to creatively respond to Arts Council England’s Creative People and Places project continues. I am working with visual artist Nicole Mollett, and we are both blogging regularly on the Creative People and Places website.

‘Building Whilst Flying’ by Nicole Mollett

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Stories From The Road

I am very excited to be collaborating with cities@manchester on Stories From The Road, a project mapping Manchester’s Oxford Road through individuals’ stories. The project is now live, and more stories will be added over summer 2015.

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Re/Place: New Writing Commission

On Wednesday 20th May I’ll be reading a new commission, inspired by St Clement’s Churchyard, alongside five other fabulous Manchester writers.

7.30pm @ PROOF, Manchester Road, Chorlton, Free entry

Part of Chorlton Arts Festival.

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Walking The Edge, Didsbury Arts Festival 22-28 June 2015

I am thrilled to have been awarded a commission by Didsbury Arts Festival.

mapEvery day, 22-26 June, I will be walking the outer ward boundary of (East and West) Didsbury, uploading a new short piece of writing to the festival website at the end of each day. Following road and river, I will stick as close to the mapped boundary as possible and consider the relationship between the line on the map and the physical lived experience of the place. I will invite a range of people to join me along the way and there will be two walks open to all.

Keep an eye on the Festival website for walk details and new writing.

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Social Housing Arts Network

I am really excited to have been appointed to work on a long-term socially-engaged art project in Breightmet, Bolton. In collaboration with housing provider, Bolton@Home, I will be working with existing women’s groups and newly arrived families.

The project is led by GUILD and is the first of four projects which will make up the Social Housing Arts Network.

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Who Asked You? New publication available online

My collection of stories, interviews and personal essays, created as part of Where The Heart Is – a series of residencies exploring issues of home and care with people living with dementia and young people in Preston – is now available to download.

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Outbreaks Of Rain: A Tipping Point Commission

kevin dooley via photopin cc

kevin dooley via photopin cc

Outbreaks of Rain is a TippingPoint commission, which came out of Weatherfronts: Climate change and the stories we tell – a conference organised by TippingPoint in collaboration with FreeWord and Spread The Word. Continue reading 

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Where The Heart Is: Beyond Art Therapy – Private View, 6th October


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