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[caption id="attachment_399" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit Mike Quinn (Creative Commons Licence)[/caption] 8,000 years ago in the North East. As the ice melts and the shape of the land shifts before their ...

After the Ice

Scriptwriting

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[caption id="attachment_407" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo credit Gateshead Council[/caption] I was recently commissioned to work with groups of knitters from Gateshead, who between them knitted 1700 poppies to ...

Body of Water, Body of Men

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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            Cover Story is the outcome of the open participatory workshop at Gateshead Central Library on Saturday 7th March 2015 for the Creative Makings celebratory ...

Creative Makings

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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1907 illustration by Oliver Herford of Wendy and the Lost Boys. Public domain (OH died 1935). This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) ...

The Wendy House

Scriptwriting

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Guildhall & Newcastle skyline from Tyne Bridge (geograph 2748860) by Andrew Curtis. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org In 2014 I was involved in writing The Witches of ...

The Witches of Newcastle

Scriptwriting

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Paper & Print, The Hearth, Horsley: 26th & 27th April 2014 Books as Medicine   A new piece of book art created for artists’ collective Book Apothecary was included in this exhibition.  Entitled ...

Books as Medicine at Paper & Print

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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Displaced: International Book Art Competition Exhibition, Wiener Library, London: 6th March - 17th April 2014 'Displaced' Book Art Exhibition Invitation A book art work entitled ‘Binding: The Displacement of Guilt ...

Displaced: International Book Art Competition Exhibition

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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  Image by Simon Harriyott from Uckfield, England On the final day of September 2013 I was one of seven writers selected to take part in September at Bolton Octagon, which the theatre described as 'One of the ...

September

Scriptwriting

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Dear Angel, Lindisfarne Gospels Gallery, Durham: 10th August – 6th September 2013 Lindisfarne Letters. Photo credit Colin Davison   As a commissioned artist for the Dear Angel project, I worked with ...

Lindisfarne Letters at Dear Angel Exhibition

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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Novel, The Gallery, Gateshead Central Library: 1st June – 17th August 2013 Needle Book A new piece of book art work entitled Read What You Sew was created in collaboration with visual artist Yvette Hawkins and ...

Novel Exhibition

Visual Art and Exhibitions

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Digging Up the Dead Launch Flyer Individual poems have been published in magazines (Mslexia, Other Poetry, Smoke), online (Ink, Sweat and Tears, Diamond Twig) and in anthologies (Newcastle Masters, Out of Order). My first ...

Publications

Poetry

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Image by Selma Broeder The Swing, a ten minute play inspired by a Don Paterson poem, was performed as a rehearsed reading at Live Theatre's last ever Short Cuts in June 2012. Written for the theme COUP DE THEATRE it was ...

The Swing

Scriptwriting