THE WINTER DROVING
Annual Winter Celebration of Penrith and the Eden Valley
Large sculptural lantern commissions to lead the agricultural torch lit procession through the town; including a rams head and wilder animal images of stag, fell pony, wolf and boar.
The Winter Droving is a magical festival in Penrith that celebrates all things rural, traditional and fun. The event highlight is a torch lit procession through the town featuring fire, lanterns, masquerade and music and mayhem. The event is a celebration of Penrith and its age old role as the market place for the local area, a place where for centuries livestock and produce has been brought for sale.
AFTER THE STORM
Falkland Estate, Scotland
A sculptural requiem and elegy in response to the thousands of their trees which fell in the storms of January 2012.
Five associate artists of Dead Good Guides, directed by John Fox, working in residence for 10 days, created the pilot of an "arboreal temple"; an armature for visitors to connect with "storm stories".
Iron and canvas sculptural tree growing to 12m over a weekend with fire, music, deer and chestnuts. Participatory family event involving laser cutting of hand made paper snowflakes.
Hannah's Theatre and Event experience led to her being invited by Welfare State International to be Artistic Director of the Annual Ulverston Lantern Procession and Finale for 4 consecutive years.
This role involved leading a group of up to 30 professional Artists and as many local volunteers to work flat out for 3 weeks to create large sculptural images, structures, original music and mass dance pieces that would become a one off performance and Autumn Celebration for the local Community.
Up to 15,000 participants and spectators paraded in 4 seperate Lantern Processions made entirely of hand crafted lanterns created in workshop sessions held locally. The processions joined and paraded through the Ulverston streets to gather at a large grassed arena for the spectacular fire and image Finale event which concluded the Community Celebration.
Hannah has also applied her Lantern making skills to Community Lantern events in the Oerol Festival on Terschelling Island, Holland and Diepenheim, also in the Netherlands.
Light Up Lancaster
12 projector animated film piece bringing the Judges Lodgings to cartoon life including live music and shadow puppetry. ‘Lighten Up’ placed a lens over the Judges’ Lodgings in Lancaster. This short piece magnifies key episodes from the historical past and links them to the world today. Dolls from the Museum of Childhood and kitchen utensils from the Georgian Kitchen unite in a nursery rhyme dance to lighten up the sky and demolish the old order.
Images: John Fox and Hannah Fox.
Music: Pete Moser and Dan Fox.
Projections: Jason Threlfall
Light Up Lancaster 2015 and beyond...
A 2 woman show set in and around a beautifully illuminated ice cream van. Commissioned for Light Up Lancaster 2015. Created in collaboration with Kate Drummond. Delight is a glittering, 2 woman street theatre piece. Interactive & family friendly – an after dark delight! A night time piece made for family audiences celebrating small joys and wonderment in our beautiful, fragile world.
AFTER THE STORM
A temporary installation in the forest delivered in partnership with the Centre for Stewardship.
The Forest of Falkland: a place for living, working and learning with woodland.
LANTERN FESTIVAL IMAGES
All the photographs on this page were taken by Ged Murray, who documented the Ulverston Lantern event for the best part of 20 years.
Lantern Procession, 2004
Lantern Procession, 2003
Longline Carnival Opera, 2006
John Fox & Sue Gill
Dead Good Guides