Walking through the hedge

With so many of my projects paused in 2020 my daily dog walks have increased in frequency and length, often requiring me to pack a pair of secateurs to cut through various overgrown public footpaths. One particularly dense Hawthorn hedge near Astley Lodge Farm brought to mind Andy Goldsworthy’s actions and words in his beautifulContinue reading “Walking through the hedge”

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Banged Up by Stephen Jackson

I’ve been banged up, locked up… I’m spending the week in prison. Some might say it was only a matter of time and no more than I deserve. Just throw away the key and leave me to rot. But I haven’t been convicted of any crime. I’m here in Birmingham Central Lock Up working onContinue reading “Banged Up by Stephen Jackson”

A Respectable Woman

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Julia Wright writes about one of them… When we were given the possible choices for characters whose stories we couldContinue reading “A Respectable Woman”

Electricity

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Helen Kelly writes about one of them… Evelyn Miles was one of the first police women in England, taking upContinue reading “Electricity”

Meet the legendary Tommy Tank

Our new show ‘Behind Bars: Ghosts of the Lock-Up’ runs from the 19th-21st October for nine performances only.  Taking a theatrical journey through Birmingham’s Steelhouse Lane Lock-Up, it will raise spirits from the prison’s past. Stephen Jackson writes about one of them… No high heels, no short skirts – that’s the advice for anyone comingContinue reading “Meet the legendary Tommy Tank”