May Maps Turn Upside Down & Lose Them

Ink-stained fingers marked the marvellous weekend I’ve just spent being The Spellwright for Ludlow Medieval Fayre. Thank you for having me! For two days I wrote spells, one after another, for everyone from 4 to 94. Do you know, in five years of Spellwrighting, no-one, no-one at all, of any age, has ever asked for money? Or riches. Or treasure. Here’s a selection! A beautiful … Continue reading May Maps Turn Upside Down & Lose Them

Cinderloo 1821: a project in Telford schools

I’ve been working with artist Andrew Howe and filmmaker Jill Impey on this Heritage Lottery funded project to tell the dramatic story of the Cinderloo Uprising, which took place in Telford almost 200 years ago in February 1821. Some 3,000 men, women and children marched in protest at proposed pay cuts and increasing poverty.  They gathered on the ‘cinder hills’, the slag heaps, of Old … Continue reading Cinderloo 1821: a project in Telford schools