Quiet Violence

I was very lucky to work with Sophie Rose recently. She performed her piece Quiet Violence in collaboration with the Roundhouse in Chalk Farm.

Working with writers and being involved in the development of new work is always a joy. It allows collaboration that the normally one-way flow of ideas, from writing to lighting, might negate. I always take most of my inspiration from the text but taking inspiration directly from the author or playwright has huge benefits.

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Quiet Violence

Angry Bairds – Vault Festival 2014

Gallery of pictures taken during the two productions performed by the Angry Bairds at the Vaults, Pole Factor and Project Lolita.

Following a successful run in the Edinburgh Fringe 2013, both shows were performed again at the Vault Festival taking place underneath Waterloo station in London.  I was production manager and lighting designer for both productions.

These photos are not my work. Soon to be credited.

The Shaw

The Shaw Theatre, Kings Cross – Invisible Light

I have been a casual technician at the Shaw Theatre since 2011, working on numerous productions and events for production company Invisible Light.

The Shaw is regularly used to record radio shows as well as corporate events, awards shows and theatrical productions.

Events I have assisted at the Shaw include:

The Yamaha European Junior Original Concert 2014 – Lighting Design

Cinderella – A Pantomime produced by Plummer Wood Productions

Did I Mention the Free Wine? – Part of Felix Dennis’s Cut Throat tour of Poetry

The Unbelievable Truth – BBC4

Urdang Dance Academy – Showcase

Danny & Ben from Thunder – Concert

 

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TEDxSouthwark

After watching so many videos online I was given an opportunity to work on a TEDx event hosted by 47/49 Tanner Street. The speakers were varied but all had quietly radical things to say. We all felt grateful to have heard them and to help bring them to a wider audience.

Speakers at TEDxSouthwark included:

Virginia Gardiner
Founder and CEO of Loowatt Ltd

Jake Berger
Programme Manager for Digital Public Space in the BBC’s archive development team

Julia Slay
Social Policy Programme Coordinator at New Economics Foundation

Deanna Rodger
Actor and spoken word poet.

 

 

St.Giles-In-The-Fields Church

When The Fallen Sang

Tucked away behind Denmark Street and Tottenham Court Road is the St.Giles-In-The-Fields Church. It was here that I worked with Marie McCarthy and the Lightning Ensemble on a devised, site-specific piece called When The Fallen Sang. The show followed the story of St.Giles and the struggle of witnessing tragedy and being unable to stop it.

The play ran in promenade, with the audience walking through the church and surroundings, following the characters through space and time. Churches are built to use light in amazing ways and as the show progressed, the natural light became as much a part of the lighting design as anything else. It reminded me of the very origins of theatre when shows would be timed to coincide with sunsets and the sun/moonlight theatres practically extinct today.

When The Fallen Sang

Photography by Nadia Mura

The Boom Jennies

The Boom Jennies

I worked with sketch trio The Boom Jennies twice in Edinburgh, for Blowout in 2011 and Mischief in 2012, as well as various venues in London. I was also thrilled to be asked to tech for the Bring It Home comedy event at the Union Chapel which featured an incredible line-up of comedians raising funds for both St.Mungo’s and the chapels resident Margins project.

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