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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Monday, July 21st, 2014

21 July 2014

Wonderful happy, sunny day at the Greenwich World Cultural Festival in the gardens of the beautiful English Heritage site, Eltham Palace, leading Art Workshops with Max and Gaby.

My son Max (blue tee-shirt) led Clay Model Making,




The clay models drying in the sun


Daughter Gaby taught visitors of all ages how to make an origami Crane, (which she insisted was a swan) as part of The International Peace Crane Project 2014


WCF 4 WCF 5    WCF10 When the origami was complete, we asked the Crane maker to write a message of Peace on their bird. Some we hung in the trees but most went home with their makers


WCF11 I led a drawing activity for all ages, on a long roll of paper


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Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Wednesday 16 July

Greenwich World Cultural Festival 2014

Eltham Palace

Sunday 20th July  12.30 – 4.30pm

Free entry for all the family to the beautiful grounds of the English Heritage site, Eltham Palace. Enjoy pop-up performances of dance, theatre, music and circus, a vintage ballroom in the Great Hall and creative workshops.

Join Max, Gaby and myself in the Dry Moat to make a clay model to take home, make an origami Crane becoming a part of the International Peace Crane Project and lets Draw Together, all art workshops are for all ages.


The World’s Greatest Show

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

28 June 2014

Arthur Pita’s The World’s Greatest Show

The Never-Ending Dance Marathon of 1935

During the American depression in the 1930′s Dance Marathon’s were organised as entertainment, where couples danced almost non-stop for hundreds of hours competing for prize money, the longest recorded Marathon lasted 3,780 hours. The World’s Greatest Show is a dance-theatre work exploring this phenomenon, choreographed by Arthur Pita with music by Frank Moon and a live jazz band.

In June 2013 I was invited by Arthur Pita to draw the show in R & D at Greenwich Dance, with the working title Nobody’s Baby, 10 performers danced for 100 hours keeping to the original marathon rules. Sometimes I arrived to draw at 10.00 am, sometimes at 11.00 pm, it was an exceptional week of physical and mental strength combined with extraordinary good will from the performers.

These drawings are from the performance on Friday. I drew many drawings during R&D but they now feel irrelevant. I watched with daughter Gaby who said at the close of the show: “That was Brilliant” I couldn’t agree more

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The Worlds Greatest Show 5

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Theo Clinkard: Of Land And Tongue

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

 22 June 2014

Greenwich Dance. Of Land And Tongue

19 June at Greenwich Dance, Theo Clinkard performed the mesmerising solo Chalk to a live score by James Keane. Through the movement and soundscape I was transported to the coast, the waves pulling on the shingle, the eroding cliffs. So evocative, by the close of the dance my heart feels heavy and I know I am missing the sea much more than I had realised.

Theo Clinkard.Chalk.©

Theo Clinkard is a Resident (Dance) Artist at Greenwich Dance, as am I – Resident (Visual) Artist . Theo choreographed Of Land and Tongue (below) for 5 dancers, using language as well as strong physical movement.

of land and tongue

Of Land and Tongue tour dates

Today at my Open Studio

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

17 May 2014

Open Studios

A vibrant buz all day at Studio 17, Unit 0, Second Floor Studios & Arts. Lots of visitors to our Open Studios, my sales were very encouraging. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Tomorrow I will open my studio at about 11am – 6pm, I hope to meet you!

Made in Blackheath

Friday, May 16th, 2014

16 May 2014

Today I showed my etchings at a Pop-Up Shop in the Business Centre of the new S. London development: Kidbrooke Village.  The SFSA Spring Open Studios opened yesterday evening.

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Live Art at The Supper Room

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

26 April 20014

The Supper Room: Hakeem Onibudo at Greenwich Dance

The charismatic Hakeem Onibudo invited me to join him and his vibrant dance company Impact Dance, at The Supper Room, Greenwich Dance, to capture the evening through Live Drawings of the event, I was to draw a large sketch that the guests to The Supper Room would be invited to interact with by adding their thoughts and comments to.

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Supper Room 6

Supper Room 7

Supper Room 6

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A small selection from the many drawings I made during the evening

It was a wonderful evening of Hakeem’s visually arresting choreography from the fabulous Impact Dance, delicious Caribbean food (from Island Flavours) and music you want to dance to

Some of the drawings will be at the next Art Show that I am taking part in:
Studio 75. 75 Lassell Street, Greenwich, SE10 9PJ
12 Artists. Bank holiday weekend. May 2nd – 5th, 10am – 4pm
Private View: Thursday 1st May 6 – 9pm


Sunday, April 6th, 2014

6th  April 2014


As they arrived the audience added to The Interactive Wall and made more wire figures to add to the City Scape



An evening of short dance works followed, completing with a disco. Performers included: Cathy Waller Company, Maxwell Golden, Dickson Mbi, Fully Functioning Individuals as well as a group from local school St Ursulas and the Laban Contemporary Level One.

Here’s a few drawings from the evening

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Dickson Mbi

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Above and below: Fully Functioning Individuals (FFI)

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Creating the Interactive Wall for Divercity

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

On Saturday I joined the young people in the classes at Greenwich Dance Saturday classes where they worked towards the City-Scape to be part of Divercity 




The work made at Trinity Laban and Greenwich Dance was mounted together to make a large City-Scape Interactive Wall for the visitors to add to on the night.


Luggage tags with comments about our City were tied to a lit up wire figure made by Maxim McKay-Jones

Divercity 1

Divercity 2

The wire figure ‘selfies’ were added to the Wall



Divercity at Greenwich Dance, Saturday 5th April 6.30pm

Yorke Dance Project, Etching

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

12 March 2014

I have printed an etching using the same images as the backdrops for No Strings Attached, the dance choreographed by Charlotte Edmonds in Yorke Dance Project’s Figure Ground. Edition of 30, printed on zerkall paper in burnt-orange coloured ink, can be supplied framed (floating in black box frame) or un-framed.

No Strings Attached Etch ©

Print £110,

Frame £50