It has been a busy summer of promoting the book and planning. Swallows and Armenians the exhibition will be going on tour in the Spring, look out for forthcoming dates and venues soon!
Hanna Khogali, an Anglo-Egyptian actor-musician was cast in the role of Titty at York Theatre Royal’s summer production of Swallows and Amazons! This casting took the children’s multiple ethnicity into account and I was honoured to be asked to write a piece for the programme.
I was also invited to speak at TARS (The Arthur Ransome Society) Literary Weekend at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester in September.
Swallows and Armenians – the book is now available to buy at £10 plus p&p here
Swallows and Armenians, the book was launched on the 9th March with an article in The Guardian and a great photo in The Times! The project received an Arts Council England award and the book launch at Theatre by the Lake, University of Leeds and Nvarte Gulbenkian Hall, London, were booked to capacity. Swallows and Armenians, the project included a book of short stories, exhibition of multidisciplinary work and performance, Swallows and Armenians and Us! at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick, Cumbria.
Craft+Conflict an exhibition I curated for the Contemporary Craft Tour, Highlights Rural Touring, was shortlisted for the Cumbria Life Best Exhibition 2018. It featured the work of 12 exemplary artists including Conrad Atkinson, Sumi Perera, Paul Scott and Eva Mileusnic toured seven community venues in Cumbria, Co. Durham and Northumberland and was seen to critical acclaim by nearly 12,000 people during Autumn 2018.