Tuesday, 8 December 2009

well done everyone!

Heard that the first weekend at Ham went really well. I'm so excited about joining in with the fun this weekend, though I also heard that I missed out on cake... there better be some there this sat & sunday otherwise i'll revolt!


its been a while. there are alot of reasons for this but none of them would make good excuses...
anyway, after the run through of the friday before last (27.11) I wasn't feeling exactly positive about the feedback that I received for my 'roaming' story. Granted it probably was too long, but I knew that but it was too late on the day to say so, plus i wanted to perform something. But the feedback seemed pretty much conclusive in the fact that most of what I did was, well, terrible. I could try and pass it off as an off day, but it really is unacceptable. So I decided the best thing to do would be to chuck it and start again. Now I have made a (very) short rhyme to throw at the unsuspecting public when they walk by. lovely. But i think going from one extreme to the other is a good idea...this way i may accidently give someone a heart attack but at least I will not be borng them to death.
now I am looking forward to performing in front of unknown subjects, something I haven't done for a YEAR!!!
nervous I am, but its that annoying nervous excitement that you get which will hopefully become nervous energy which will hopefully make it all the better...

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


Was thinking the other day about what people were saying that Ham House and the activities that go on there needed more promotion. Going along the same lines of whatmark was saying, about having people in costume outside greeting families as they enter, why not do the same thing but a couple of weeks in advance and around Kingston? It would only take a few people to dress up and hand out some flyers. It would be good promotion for what we're doing, and bring Ham House to peoples attention again.

Friday, 23 October 2009


where the wild things are...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

the wilderness

I once saw a show called the confessions of brother wormwood. It had a tiny circular stage and I didn't have much hope for it really. When it started I soon realised it was brilliant, the one thing that really stuck out about it, and still does 6 years on, is that the tiny stage was a revolving one! it was spilt into sections and was turned manually by the actors from scene to scene. It was simple but effective, and obiously memorable.
The reason I bring it up is not mearly for a trip down memory lane but that those small round summer houses that were in the 'wilderness' reminded me of that show. I thought it might be brillaint if we could do something like that at Ham House. Might take some work, but looking at photos of last years shananigans I think it could be possible.
But as always its just an idea and not a fully developed one!

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Trying to tighten up the moving statues/ paintings idea. I think I could get to obsessed with it. Have to remember its not the only idea out there and certainly not the only one with potential. But for now I am stuck.
So, another idea on this subject to throw out there- the paintings not only talking to the visitors but to each other?
It goes on...

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


First blog in three weeks. Not a great start but better late then never.
Trying to figure out how to find people and follow their blogs is going to be testing...but for now i shall talk to myself.

Anyway, ever since people got freaked out by the cardboard cut outs of servants at Ham House I can't get out of my mind the idea of moving statues. Its just a thought, but maybe they could lead families around the house? Taking them from story to story?
Could be moving paintings even, a bit Harry Potter-esque...possibly.