I have recently featured in the new EE Unlimited broadband advert campaign #EEunlimted #advert
I believe that we all hold the power to create positive change in our lives and the world around us.
The Human Aquarium is my new Yorkshire life Aquatic project which looks at human impact on the oceans and its inhabitants. It tackles our overdependence on plastics and the issues surrounding captivity.
We are creating an interactive SeaWorld style aquarium installation for the public to explore. Participants will be taken on the journey experienced by confined sea mammals, from their capture, to training, to performing and living in man-made tanks. The installation contains a set of original photographic images featuring Mermaids (and mermen) in place of marine mammals, to explore our detachment from the ethics of keeping animals captivity for entertainment purposes.
Despite the success of documentaries such as ‘Blackfish’ and ‘The Cove’ which exposed the inherent cruelty of cetacean captivity, ‘SeaWorld’ style shows are still popular and profitable, with new marine parks and dolphinaria opening all over the world.
This is especially relevant in land-locked cities such as Leeds as people simply do not think about the issues when offered Dolphin trips by tour operators they don’t realise what they are buying into.
The exhibition opens in February 2019 in Leeds City Centre where thought provoking, evocative images will stand alone as art works and also as creative educational tool.
I have just been on set at Emmerdale! Which was fun met lots of fab people it was just a small speaking part but look out for me in the Woolpack..on screen sometime in October. Cheers!
I was interviewed by the amazing Leeds based film company Idle Work Factoryfor a documentary they were making about the Leeds arts scene, they also came down and filmed one of our rehearsals for #Mermaidtales
Check out more about Idle Work Factory https://vimeo.com/idleworkfactory
Here is a link to the film https://vimeo.com/185794299
Here I am on Made in Leeds TV again showing the presenter how to swim in a mermaid tail!
I have been working on my new show called Mermaid Tales, It is an immersive and interactive multimedia Performance and exhibition where the audience will be invited to follow the many routes round the Baths meeting characters along the way and hearing their stories…end ing up in the pool for an Esther William's style routine! I am very excited about it as it is Yorkshire Life Aquatic's biggest most ambitious show to date!
If you are interested in coming along follow this link Mermaid Tales
Above is our fabulous poster design by Jamie B Walcott and below is an underwatershot of me rehearsing for Mermaid Tales.
It was Made in Leeds TV's first birthday party last weekend and I was asked to get involved with a comedy spoof for the show, So went up to there studios and did a bit of impro, This was the results...