Church Street Revival
Creative History at No 9 Church Street
Family Activities Sundays 15th August and 22nd August 2021
This series of workshops is an opportunity to collaborate with your community to write a song for and about Hartlepool, celebrate your town, put your songwriting skills to the test, and learn how to create your own instruments in this interactive family-friendly workshop! Hosted by myself, Grace Stubbings, and Victoria Murray.
The Landscape Of Dreams
The Landscape Of Dreams! An interactive installation event, combining art, music, and sculpture. Hosted at The Studio Hartlepool.
We recorded and analysed our dreams. Using the documentation to create music and build a soundtrack for the project that also translated into visual art.
The event featured music by Grace Stubbings, Madeleine Smyth, and Izzy Bolt
Harbour of refuge
Family Activities July 22nd
Hartlepool Waterfront Festival runs yearly, showcasing local musicians, businesses and encouraging people to learn about the history behind Hartlepool’s culture; this year’s theme was inspired by the town’s founder Ralph Ward Jackson’s dream of building a Harbour of refuge, a common Victorian shelter for boats seeking safety. His goal was never achieved, the festival aimed to “complete what he started”.
Hosted by myself and Grace Stubbings. Household instruments inspired by the notion of harbour of refuge, a sense of safety, and a place to call home we combined the musical rhythm of a party and the resources of a home/hometown to build a workshop around the concept of using household items to produce musical instruments and sound-producing ornaments. Flutes made from carrots, and wind chimes made from: keys, shells, sticks, baubles, paper clips, bells, pebbles, beads, spoons, maritime themed charms, and buttons.
FEATURED IN 2020 WINTERTIDE FESTIVAL ART WALK AT THE HEADLAND HARTLEPOOL.
Tides illuminates the relationship between the moon and the ocean; portraying the movement of the sea as it dances under the moon’s gravitational force. The project explores this scientific relationship as well as it’s mythological connotations. Featuring magical colours and siren songs, shining right onto the seafront at the Headland, an important location in Hartlepools collective identity, reflecting back this natural process in lights.