Projects

 

MD Creative Projects

Talking Leaves – Wigginton Park Tree Trail Development.
Mar 2017 – Present
Creation of 8 stories relating to tree within Wigginton Park Tamworth. Engaging the community to develop the stories, to be completed with a theatrical performance.
Location: Tamworth.

SPLAT 2017 – Tamworth – Literature Festival
July 2017
Working with DigIT to develop a dyslexia friendly literature festival.
Location: Tamworth.

Vintage Verses – Aldridge Road Transport Museum.
July 2017 – Poetry event interpreting the past lives of vehicles in the museum.
Location: Aldridge

Community Engagement Consultant
May 2016 – Sep 2016 – Commission: Warwickshire County Council
Community engagement on the implications of HS2 on the Country parks.
Location: North Warwickshire.

Creative Writing Project Leader – I AM WORDS
Jan 2015 – Mar 2016 – Commission: Tamworth Arts and Events.
Community workshops and production of an anthology of new writing.
Location: Tamworth.

Tales of the Coach House – Film Project – Writer, Director, Editor.
Mar 2014 – Apr 2015 – Commission: Staffordshire County Museum.
To write, film and edit 9 short films that tell the tales of the coaches in the coach house at Shugborough Hall.
Location: Shugborough.

23 – Sound Sculpture – Writer, Director and Producer.
Mar 2013 – Mar 2014 – Commission: Staffordshire County Council.
To write and produce a sound sculpture for court room number 1 at the Shire Hall Gallery in Stafford.
Location: Stafford.

Polesworth Poets Trail – Project Director.
January 2007 – July 2018 – Commission: Polesworth Parish Council.
Development and Installation of 27 poems in the landscape in and around Polesworth and Pooley Country Park.
Location: Polesworth.

Theatre Projects

Emerge Shakespeare Festival 2018 – Cannock Chase
Jul 2017 – April 2018 – Commissioned by The Mighty Creatives.
Lab lead Working with Josh Hawkins of Hawk Dance Theatre in the delivery of the Emerge Shakespeare Festival in Cannock Chase – working with the Museum of Cannock Chase.

Emerge – Shakespeare Festival 2017 – Tamworth
Oct 2016 – Apr 2017 – Commissioned by The Mighty Creratives.
Lab lead working with Jasmine Gardosi to develop the Emerge Shakespeare Festival in Tamworth.

Playwright.

Dr Johnson’s WikiWords – Shakespeare.
June 2018 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Christine Genders.
Performances: Lichfield.

Dr Johnson’s WikiWords – Dictionary.
March 2018 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Christine Genders.
Performances: Lichfield.

Mrs Guido Fawkes Entertains.
November 2017 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Christine Genders.
Performance Lichfield George IV.

Mausoleum.
March 2017 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Mal Dewhirst / Simon Quinn.
Performances: Lichfield, Walsall, Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham.
Winner of the John Walmsley Award – 2016

Hound of the Baskervilles.
June 2016 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Simon Quinn
Performances: Lichfield, Cannock.

The Fellwalker
December 2015 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Simon Quinn
Performances in Tamworth, Lichfield, Lazonby and Beetham.

At the Crossroads – Bible, Burlesque and the Blues
May 2014 Company: Fired Up Theatre – Director: Simon Quinn
Performances Lichfield

Quadrophenia.
May 2013 Company: Tamworth Repertory Co – Director Simon Quinn.
Performances: Tamworth

Enigma – Colin Grazier
October 2012 Company: Tamworth Repertory Co – Director Simon Quinn.
Performances: Tamworth, Birmingham.

The Wall.
June 2012 Company: Tamworth Repertory Co – Director Simon Quinn.
Performances: Tamworth.

Drawing Streets of Empty Shops.
July 2010 Company: Wild Orchid Theatre. – Director Catherine Roth.
Performances: Derby.

Lost Property
September 2009 Company: Runaways – Director Colin Henchley.
Performances: Leicester.

Eastern Green Promise.
March 2009 Company: Eastern Green Players – Director Dan Persaud
Performances: Coventry.

The Mixing Bowl.
December 2008 Company: Wild Orchid Theatre – Director Catherine Roth.
Performance: Swadlincote.

The Only Train from Exworth
April 2007 Company: The Phoenix Players – Director: Chris Eaton.
Performance: Burton-upon-Trent.

Residencies and Commissions.

Ground Verses – Poet in Residence.
September 2017 – Commissioned by The Lichfield Mysteries.
Location: Lichfield.

We Will Remember – Poet in Residence.
November 2016 – Commissioned by Tamworth Arts and Events.
Location: Tamworth.

Writers in Warwickshire Literary Festival – Poet in Residence.
June 2016 – Commissioned by George Eliot Society.
Location: Astley Castle, North Warwickshire.

We are Tamworth – Poet in Residence.
July 2014 – Commissioned by Tamworth Arts and Events.
Location: Birmingham.

Dig the Poetry – Poet in Residence.
Mar 2012 – Sep 2012 Commissioned by Polesworth Abbey.
As part of Dig the Abbey Archaeological excavation at Polesworth Abbey.
Location: Polesworth.

Nuneaton Summer Day of Poetry – Poet in Residence.
June 2010 – Commissioned by Warwickshire County Council.
Poet in residence in the market town of Nuneaton.
Location: Nuneaton.

Simply ABCD Projects.

Places of Welcome Plus – ABCD consultant.
April 2018 – Present. – Partnership: Transforming Communities Together.
Location: Lichfield District.

Community Engagement – Bretby Art Pottery.
December 2016 – Jul 2017 – Commission: The Heritage Trust.
Location: Coalville.

Chasewater Country Park Community Engagement
Nov 2016 – Jul 2017 – Commission: Staffordshire County Council.
Location: Chasewater.

ABCD Training.
Mar 2017 – Commission: Involve North West.
Location: The Wirral.

Lichfield and Burntwood ABCD Asset Mapping
Mar 2016 – Mar 2017 – Commission: Staffordshire County Council.
Location: Lichfield and Burntwood.

Community Engagement Consultant
May 2016 – Sep 2016 – Commission: Warwickshire County Council
Community engagement on the implications of HS2 on the Country parks.
Location: North Warwickshire.