News & Gigs




Ribbon Road at My Sister's Place

Brenda and Geoff have just started a new piece of work, again alongside Professor Rachel Pain, now of Newcastle University.

Brenda and Rachel will be working with a group of women at My Sisters Place in Middlesbrough over a number of weeks, collecting stories and feelings about how women deal with the day to day problems of trauma.

Brenda will then be writing a new set of songs/pieces based on the results of the research and they will be recorded and arranged by Geoff for performance at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on 16th August

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 years work into social haunting with Dr Geoff Bright of Manchester Metropolitan University, long with poet Andrew McMillan

The Ghostlabs were held in Horden, Seaham and Sunderland in Co Durham, and Rochdale (2) and Stoke on Trent in the North West. Brenda, Geoff and Carl met with groups of asylum-seekers and refugees, young people with mental health issues, a group of Pakistani ladies from WEA and groups from ex-mining and shipbuilding communities

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