White Light White Peak - a selection
A personal journey through a year in the White Peak told through poems and photography - "Summed up in one word - mesmerising." (Caroline Small, events manager at The Green Man Gallery, Buxton). Starting in the depths of a snowy winter, this is a poetic journey through a White Peak year, including encounters with the weather, wildlife and people; some amusing, some thought-provoking and many involving a Springer Spaniel...or two. In the live performance, the poems are told from memory and in a conversational style; more like miniature
short stories at times, complete with twists and some happy endings.
The White Light is all in my monochrome photography: Atmospheric landscapes, wildlife shots and enigmatic moments, reflecting the images and moods heard in the poems and projected onto a large screen throughout the live performance. With the occasional soundscape, (captured locally - and in all weathers) the show is a highly immersive experience; the culmination of four years' work.
The book was published by Fly on the Wall Press in 2019 alongside an extensive tour of the unique live show, with Arts Council lottery funding. This "one-man show" can be booked for almost any space - and I have performed it in midscale theatres, arts centres, local cinemas, even an old barn behind a pub.
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