Terrace on Tour

Going Home from Here - by Maddi Nicholson.

Inflated inkjet printed PVC. 11m x 5.5 m x 4.5m

In Going Home from Here, Maddi recreated a derelict terraced house, from Arthur Street in Barrow-in-Furness, into a photographic ink jet printed PVC inflated replica. Two thirds the scale of the original terraced house, it was complete with ‘tinnies’ on the windows and doors – a statement of urban decay.
The dense terraces, very much part of the Northern landscape are now in some areas considered substandard, and are demolished and replaced as part of Housing Market Renewal schemes. Arthur Street in Barrow was formerly a shining example of civic pride, with well publicised 1970s images of street parties. However in recent years, a number of social problems have blighted this formerly proud street, it became a so called ‘problem area’ which in part led to its demolition.

Terrace on Tour took the house to various beauty spots around Cumbria. It was rebuilt or inflated, on beaches and parkland. Out of the context of the street, the single terrace had a considerable effect on the positive perception, status and interest in such housing.

Commissioned by Tullie House Museum and Art gallery, in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Filmed by Sheryl Jenkins

Funded by Arts Council England and Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.

Crackle. Dust. (2019)

Crackle. Dust. is an unveiling of women’s resilience, a call to action and a sharing of power.

Made in collaboration with women from the North, the work shares their experiences of endings that have had a life changing impact through exquisite choreography, live sound and spoken word.
Performed by an exquisitely diverse ensemble of 7 female performers Crackle. Dust. witnesses and celebrates the silence breakers, survivors and the hopeful in our region whilst remaining universal.

With special thanks to the women who have shared their experiences with us in order to inform the work.

‘Beautiful & Urgent’ Audience Member

‘Brilliant Representation and Integrity’ Audience Member

 #crackledust

In 2019 Crackle. Dust. toured to:
13th April @ Kala Sangam, Bradford:
23rd April @ The Great Hall, Hexham Abbey:
26th April @ STUN, Manchester:
27th April @ Dance City, Newcastle:
1st May @ Arc, Stockton:
4th May @ Byker Community Centre:
In preparation for our 2019 tour of Crackle. Dust. Artistic Director, Nadia spent 3 weeks in August, exploring the methods we will use to share the experiences of women from across the North in our final production. This film offers an insight to the work and our co-creation method.

Crackle. Dust. is supported by public funding through Arts Council National Lottery Grants with additional commissioning support from Arc Stockton, Dance City, GemArts, Kala Sangam, Newcastle Culture Investment Fund, Northumberland County Council and Well Newcastle Gateshead.

Research & Development of Crackle. Dust.

Made in collaboration with women from the North, the work shares their experiences of endings that have had a life changing impact through exquisite choreography, live sound and spoken word.
Performed by an exquisitely diverse ensemble of 7 female performers Crackle. Dust. witnesses and celebrates the silence breakers, survivors and the hopeful in our region whilst remaining universal.

With special thanks to the women who have shared their experiences with us in order to inform the work.

‘Beautiful & Urgent’ Audience Member

‘Brilliant Representation and Integrity’ Audience Member

#crackledust

In preparation for our 2019 tour of Crackle. Dust. Artistic Director, Nadia spent 3 weeks in August, exploring the methods we will use to share the experiences of women from across the North in our final production. This film offers an insight to the work and our co-creation method.

Peaceophobia, Radical Acts by Common Wealth

Peaceophobia! As part of Radical Acts by Common Wealth. A car rally to protest against the rise of islamophobia across the world and more locally the racial profiling of drivers in Bradford. The teenagers of Speakers Corner worked with the Bradford Modified Car Club, 25 cars formed a circle outside City Hall, drivers and teenagers spoke of their experiences of Islamophobia, how the word Islam means Peace, and the day finished with a big mass paint fight.

More about Speakers Corner HERE.