Make Do Bend

Over the weekend I got to work on an extraordinary series of e mails ahead of The Hub / London Sinfonietta’s MAKE DO BEND hack which is being delivered in partnership with Sound and Music and NESTA. It takes place on Tuesday and you can find out more about the event here (which includes several other Liverpool … Continue reading

Dreams,pageants and the rest

Dreams,pageants and the rest

 You know something is up when an array of dog collars begin appearing in your dreams. What’s up in this case is the Pentecost Pageant, a celebration of hope, an event (is that even the right word) happening across Hope Street on May 15th. A celebration which spills out of both Cathedrals and onto Hope … Continue reading

Ted Hughes’ Gaudete comes to Unity

Ted Hughes’ Gaudete comes to Unity

One of the great things about Unity Theatre is the organisations ability to shape shift.  One minute we’re helping to stage the #PentecostPageant with our Cathedral partners, the next we’re announcing a piece of work in which an Anglican clergyman is abducted by spirits and taken into another world. OBRA Theatre Company’s GAUDETE comes to Unity in … Continue reading

Pentecost Pageant – 2 days to go!

Friday morning dawns bright, and the weather remains set fair for Sunday (I’m going to miss this daily ritual when Monday shows it’s weary face). After a brief flurry of non Pentecost ‘stuff’ its back to the Everyman for a meeting with local actress (and legend) Eithne Browne who will be taking part in the … Continue reading

Pentecost Pageant – four days to go

Pentecost Pageant – four days to go

It’s all about the detail today. The morning starts with the Music Team at the Metropolitan Cathedral. After a brief walk through the almost other worldly ‘back stage’ (or should that be ‘back Cathedral’) we appear on the steps where the Pageant will conclude on Sunday. There’s much good humour as we juggle in the … Continue reading

Pentecost Pageant – 5 days to go

So last night’s dreams were mainly of scissor lifts and stage positions…. But at least I had my wallet with me for most of the day …( see 6 days to go for that story) It’s five days before the Pentecost Pageant which is naturally the perfect day to induct a new member of staff..not..but then … Continue reading

Pentecost Pageant – 6 days to go

Pentecost Pageant – 6 days to go

So it’s Monday. The Monday before the Sunday. Pentecost Pageant Sunday And I start in Essex, blurry eyed searching for my wallet.  Can’t find the damm thing.  Due on a train at 7.  Still haven’t found it.  Another train goes past.  Then another. And another. Each with its own taunting hoot and rattle.  In desperation … Continue reading