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'Giving Up the Ghosts' DVD and Download Release

The new song/film piece 'Giving Up the Ghosts' has now been released on DVD, and the songs are available for download from this website. The 25 minute piece is the result of this year's work into social haunting with Manchester Metropolitan University

The Ghostlabs were held in Horden, Seaham, and probably Sunderland in Co Durham, and Rochdale (2) and Stoke on Trentin the North West.

Brenda has written 6 new song pieces which have been made into 'video ballads' with films by Carl Joyce, performed by Ribbon Road

CD and DVD 'Our Streets Are Numbered'

The CD/DVD contains 10 songs from Brenda and (on the DVD) 10 films by young North East photographer Carl Joyce.

'Our Streets Are Numbered' is the result of Brenda, Geoff and Carl's time as Artists in Residence in Durham University Geography Dept. in 2016 researching life in ex-colliery streets in Horden, Co. Durham.

In this ex-mining area it is easy to see the results of lack of investment coupled with the government housing policies over the years. They are called The Numbered Streets because they have no names, just numbered from 1 - 13, 14th Street is the cemetery.