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Upcoming Things

Where They Gather

8:30pn, Tuesday 7 June 2022
The Amadeus, London, W9 2JA

Launch of a spoken word and music album with Kit Downes.
Distributed by October House Records.
The event will also feature live performances of new releases by Max Baillie, Colin Alexander and Héloïse Werner.

Recent Things

How It Is That Such Is So (Amiable Version)
A wee fiction in response to Brian Griffiths and Frank Kent's 'Frank Dot & Brian Oval' at Sid Motion Gallery

An essay on Nina Canell's Muscle Memory (16 Tonnes)

The Seam and the Drop
A short fiction, Mercurius magazine, 2021

A Departmental Report on the Place that Laura Fitzgerald Made
for Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, 2021

Ongoing Things

The Open Arms public house
An online collaborative project

The Open Arms unbolted its doors when all other pubs closed theirs. It is a focus for and record of locked-down conviviality. Dive in for a swift sharpener or settle down to a hearty session. Turn the music up or off, avoid anyone you don't like the look of. The place is yours. And better still - everything is on the house.

Things in Limbo

She Described It to Death
A cancelled opera
Music: Matt Rogers
Libretto: Sally O'Reilly
Director: Anna Morrissey

She Described It to Death

What would happen if humans lived as long as trees? This chamber opera speculates on how near-immortality might change our understanding of what is truly important. Its complex story reflects our often-disastrous relationship with narrative itself.

Commissioned and not quite produced by Royal Opera and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama.