Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak I have been forced to cancel all of my upcoming regular and bespoke live events. I am constantly working with several of my employers to come up with online content and will post any new events here.
Recently, I have delivered a digital storytelling session for the National Galleries of Scotland which you can find here and here.
Furthermore I was comissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra - please click here to listen to my collaboration with cellist Eric de WIt as part of SCO's wonderful digital concert pack!
Please also enjoy a previous recording from my Louna days for the National Theatre Scotland and a little shadow puppet show I made during lockdown 2020 for Glasgow Museums. I also created a German version for all my fans back home!
Also, try to have some screen-free time. At the moment it is so important to take delight in the arts, so grab a book, listen to some music or tell each other a story! I love to immerse myself and consume other people's ideas which in turn nourish my creativity and give me new idea.s Here are some delights which recently really inspired me:
- The Good People by Hannah Kent - A really well-researched book set in pre-Famine Ireland; loosely based on real events. Expect superstition, misogyny and a heart-breaking bond between women.
- Object Lessons by George Loudon - Can you ever have enough coffee table books...? I think because I am so tall I love tiny things and this collection of 19th century life sciences objects is exquisite.
- Matilda by Roald Dahl - I am currently re-reading this gem with my 10 year-old nephew. It is so wonderfully outrageuos and Quentin Blake's illustrations really bring this feisty girl to life.
- Scottish Symphony No.3 in A Minor, Op.56 by Felix Mendelssohn - I was meant to perform with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra before Coronavirus hit and listened to this piece on repeat in preparation. Mendeslssohn wrote it when he first travelled to Scotland and totally taken by the landscape. I can relate!
- A Book of Silence by Sara Maitland - Very befitting for lockdown, a non-fiction page turner that taps not only into the philosophical aspect of isolation but also scientific explanations why it can be both so hard and healing.