I am currently working with theatre maker Carran Waterfield and musician Carolyn Francis at Heron Corn Mill in Cumbria. We are devising workshops inspired by the novel ‘Beautiful End’ by english writer and playwright Constance Holme. We will deliver workshops in a local care home and school and then share our work at Heron Corn Mill.
Here is a 30 minute film of the projects developments so far
Our first workshop in Stonecross Care Home
Exploring the theme of turning.
Carran Waterfield’s words about the project are below and a link to Carran’s blog
Coming Back Home to ‘Beautiful End’
You have an idea for a piece of work (a project) and it’s always bigger than you can realise. That’s my thinking with ‘Beautiful End’. Not getting the full funding means it lives on in other guises, other works, other life experiences, other funding applications, because it has to ‘BE’ somehow. So here I am at the threshold of realising the small piece that will be ‘Beautiful End’ – the pilot. Luke has done loads of work and Carolyn has loads of work and I have nothing just my readings and all the stuff I researched when I thought I would be doing this for years but it’s only for a season. The themes of ‘Beautiful End’ are poignant and relevant for now – my now and your now as we age. Luke has called up “turning”…I see this as change, a change of direction…turning onto the marsh..back home…going back home…but it’s not the same as it was…so better go back to Marget…better the devil you know.
I will post more as things develop.