Judges of Character






This is the theme for the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School this year. I will again be delivering a course called Tall Stories. You'll learn how use a personal narrative to create a digital performance that will be presented to an audience by the end of the week. We will explore storytelling, digital media, writing […]






Powerful Stuff






There are four participants in my workshop this week. A wide age and ability range but with the small number I hope to give each one the individual attention they will need. We are surrounded by talent here in Harrogate and to take advantage of what’s in offer in other workshops we are joining the […]






Storytelling at Summer School






Heading for Harrogate for a week of digital Storytelling workshops at the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School.











Shift Happened






The event ShiftHappens at York Theatre Royal may be over but now it’s time to absorb the key content to make Shift Happen.











Shift Happens






Two days and ShiftHappens











digistories workshops return to Summer School






  I am returning to the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School this summer with two digistories workshops under the title multistory.net. The event is loads of fun and you have the chance to enlist for a digital storytelling workshop as just one part of the week’s activities. Personally these are the most frantic workshops I […]






Roughshod Excell






I’ve just watched a totally absorbing perfomance by Roughshod. Riding Lights Roughshod is a professional touring theatre company – created by Riding Lights in 1992 to concentrate on the grass-roots community touring which characterised the early years of Riding Lights itself – which annually reaches a live audience of around 65,000 adults and children. It has […]






Riding Lights and Digital Stories






I’m about to set off for a week long residential where I am running two digital storytelling workshops at the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School. I am particularly excited about this event because five Palestinian students from Bethlehem will be joining us. A month ago I was cycling round the Yorkshire Dales on a sponsored […]