I’m directing for the first time – a play on Zoom and I chose The Tempest. The cast is spectacular, and includes 5 Suffolk based actors as well as actors in the USA and in Dublin. We’ve been rehearsing for a month but we’ll give one performance only, so don’t miss it!
I was invited to create a festival of Shakespeare at The Cut arts centre in Halesworth, last May in 2019. On October 26th, my first SHAKE Festival came to life, for two days, and included guest speakers such as Dame Harriet Walter and playwright Ian Kelly. We had film, we had workshops, dance, an art exhibition, lectures, talks – and a lot of fun. I had to cancel SHAKE 2020 due to CV-19, but hope to return it, in a new CV-safe outdoor venue, in early summer 2021! For more information, please see www.shakefestival.com
I’m developing a new Shakespeare festival in association with The Cut Art’s centre in Halesworth, Suffolk. We’re calling it SHAKE! Here’s some of my artwork for it…”Alas Poor Yorick”, from a vintage book illustration. More details soon…
Work in progress…I’m using a lovely heavy linen unbleached yarn which is somehow delicious to handle. I’m copying this Greek stitch (without a pattern), which was inspired by the Mesopotamian river Meander. Often seen on architraving and friezes, it’s an ancient pattern which symbolises eternal life.