John Hegley and Errant Thieves – American In Luton

John Hegley and Errant Thieves perform 'American In Luton' at Carlisle Folk Experience, held at the RAOB Club, Carlisle on Thursday 24th November 2022.

John Hegley and Errant Thieves – I am a Guillemot

John Hegley and Errant Thieves perform

'I am a Guillemot' at Carlisle Folk Experience, held at the RAOB Club, Carlisle on Thursday 24th November 2022.

Tony Hendry – A Celebration (2022)

A special event to celebrate Tony Hendry,

held at The Source Collective on Wednesday 22nd June 2022.

Special thanks to the Hendry family, all of Tony's friends and Tony Hendry for those magical words.

Run time; 2 hours 15 minutes.

Freiraum Festival UK 2020 - SpeakEasy meets Freiraum online

A special pre-recorded SpeakEasy as part of the Freiraum Festival 31st October 2020.

We share poetry, spoken word, music, art, photography, film and life as we embrace the notion of 'Freiraum' or 'Free Space' and look at overcoming isolation and celebrate art and creativity in our 'Sphere of Freedom'.

Run time; 1 hour 55 minutes.

It Happens In Carlisle - Black Music and the Border City (2018)

Short Films

Stories in pictures

Independently produced film work, collaborating with creative people, often in Carlisle and the surrounding area.

A short film exploring Black Music and Black Artists and their connection to the Carlisle music scene.

With contributions from local performers, musicians, venues and practitioners we learn a bit about the influence Black Music has had on the wider musical landscape. Local people also share their stories about gigs and events featuring Black musicians and performers including the famous 1967 gig at the ABC Lonsdale featuring Jimi Hendrix. There are some amazing stories about legendary artists who have played Carlisle, not only in the past but more recently, and will continue to visit Carlisle and play the music scene and influence bands and local musicians. In the words of Andy Bartlett, Manager at The Brickyard ‘It happens in Carlisle’.

Footstep (2018)

Patchwork Opera present 'Footstep' a fusion of poetry, music and songs interwoven with acted vignettes complimented by digital imagery. The lives of five people crisscross during one day in Carlisle. A live performance was held on Wednesday 29th August 2018, 8:30pm at the Old Fire Station as part of Carlisle Fringe.