Rogue's Gallery

  Been writing for a long time. In 1965 was tipped for stardom by a local weekly newspaper in Kidderminster, having had a short story accepted in a book called 'Children as Writers' published by the International Publishing Corporation. Peaked too early and was then too busy all her life keeping body and soul together, being an academic, and r...
  Flash Fiction Writer, Mother, Dancer, Teacher, Performer, Collaborator, Lover of Textiles. Winner of a number of flash fiction competitions, her work has appeared in print and online journals including Zeroflash , Flash Fiction Festival . Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Spelk, FlashFlood Journal , theshortstory.co.uk, St...
 John Chambers has seen angels at Grunne Point, been held at gun point, sings for lost causes, writes because he has to, films because he wants to and holds the tattered garment of human rights across an increasingly denuded England. He belongs to the Patchwork Opera.
  Nick Pemberton is a writer, poet and champion of the arts. He has been hosting 'SpeakEasy' spoken word and open mic in Carlisle for over ten years. A former lecturer in Creative Writing at Cumbria Institute of the Arts, Nick is an active member of the arts scene in Carlisle. Most recently he has been collaborating with Patchwork Opera – a gr...
  Phil Hewitson is a film maker, born and raised in Carlisle. He has been engaged with the Freiraum 'Spheres of Freedom' project since September 2017 and has been documenting the subsequent workshops and collaborative process. As part of Freiraum he is collaborating with Nick Pemberton on the structured spoken word /open mic 'SpeakEasy' event ...
  Nic's father taught her to play a waltz on a piano, paint a watercolour scene and jump start a David Brown tractor. What else does a human being need?! She has played in folk clubs and festivals over the north of England and considers herself very lucky to have worked with people who she considers to be very talented and knows to be friends....
 Susan Cartwright-Smith is a wild swimmer and outdoor explorer. She also writes stuff. Once described as "the most gothic person I know who isn't a goth" she likes the shadows in the corner, and often joins the monsters under the bed. Traditional clog, sword and Morris dancing helps her make sure the seasonal year turns, and her two boys keep ...
 Well its Max isn't it ? ​Mind you this could be worth a look....... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/moonsick/wolfboy
 "James Scott Riddick is a graduate of the University of Cumbria's English and Creative Writing course in Lancaster. His writing has appeared online in The Cadaverine Magazine and in print in SpeakEasy Magazine. He regularly attends and performs poetry at SpeakEasy, Poets Out Loud and other poetry events around Cumbria. "
 Ben Brinicombe began acting as a child, staring in a number of productions at the Avril Dankworth National Music Camps and appearing in a wide variety of productions in Cumbrian Theatres ranging from Shakespeare to a stage version of Fawlty Towers! He has performed at the Edinburgh Festival and on the outdoor stage in Stratford-upon-Avon in a...
Jenny has been involved in amateur theatre for over forty years. She started doing 'extra' work and short films about fifteen years ago and gained her Equity card and became professional five years ago. As well as filming she is also a member of The Happy Hour Theatre Company, a small touring group bringing 'suitcase' comedy theatre to pubs, v...
  Kelly Davis was born in London in 1959. She studied English Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, and worked as an editor for Penguin Australia, Longman UK and BBC Books in the 1980s. Since 1989, she and her husband, Ian Francis, have lived in Maryport, on the West Cumbrian coast. Her poems have been published in Mslexia, Poetry Scotland ...
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