How The Light Gets In (in development)

Currently in development, this is a collaborative theatre performance and research project about compulsive hoarding. The creative team will share scenes from the script and musical score and discuss the ideas and the science behind the project. In recent years the phenomenon of hoarding has received extensive media coverage – much of it sensationalist. How the…

I Am Everyday Sexism (part two) #everydaymisandry

I want to share two memories: One: As a kid, a crowd of bullies descend on me and my wee brother, we try to deflect them by being wide, they begin swiping at him and look about to pile in, afraid and angry, I say ‘dinnae greet, ya wee pussy’. He continues to cry. They…

Geothermal Energy Provides a Real Solution to Energy Security

  I have a positive vision of Scotland’s future without unconventional gas, and it is not ‘poor, cold and green’, it is ‘safe, warm and thriving’. The fallacy that green comes at a disproportionately high cost is a falsehood that serves only to keep communities from owning and generating their own power, and those who hope…

How coastal paradises became coal gas experiments

I moved to the seaside when I was three months pregnant with my first child, filled with dreams of bringing up my family in a beautiful outdoors environment as part of a community that was creating a sustainable world for the next generation. Like most of my generation, we barely scraped into the bracket of ‘homeowner’…

Swimmer One

http://www.swimmerone.co.uk  photo: Jannica Honey Swimmer One You can listen and buy Swimmer One records here: http://swimmerone.bandcamp.com Get in touch: biphonicrecords@gmail.com ‘They give intelligence a good name and are more windswept than worthy. Their music has the quirky intricacy of Belle & Sebastian and the soaring atmosphere of Blue Nile, and it is very, very good’ – The Guardian….

All Back To Bowie’s

http://www.allbacktobowies.com All Back to Bowie’s, the show, ran at Stand in the Square in St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, from 1-24 August, as part of the Assembly Rooms Fringe programme (www.arfringe.com). It was created by playwright David Greig (The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, Midsummer) and a collective of fellow Scottish artists from various disciplines –…

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

The Film: http://vimeo.com/55223643   THE SHOW | The Queens Hall, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013 |  The Arches, September 2012 Featuring exclusive new words and music by Errors, Alan Bissett, Rachel Sermanni, Withered Hand, Annie Griffin, Meursault, David Greig, RM Hubbert, Wounded Knee, Alan Spence, Ricky Ross, Conquering Animal Sound, Emma Pollock, Isabel Wright, Kirstin Innes, Swimmer…

A Manifesto on Leadership for Artists

A Manifesto for Leadership for Artists (first delivered at Tramway World Café, and then British Dance Edition 2014)    Artists help us prepare for the future. Artists always exist on the threshold of becoming – the act of bringing things from the imagination or potential into being, positions them always with one foot in the…

(g)Host City – Virtual Festival

(g)Host City Virtual Festival This website link takes you to (g)Host City – Edinburgh’s Virtual Festival.  A project I started in 2011. Every marker on this map points you to an artist’s response to a specific part of Edinburgh – a graveyard, a shopping centre, a city square, a ruined chapel. Some take you on a journey, by foot…

Sold from under our feet

Ye’ll have had yer Democracy, then? Oh Edinburgh. It was all looking so good for you for a while. Your high property prices, your comfortable financial services, your beautiful scenery, your controversial masonry, and now… this. For various reasons, the good people of this city put its trust in London to make decisions for us….