Here’s the link to the first shanty of Five Beacons of Light – the epic choral piece I’m writing with composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad about the climate emergency. It’s sung by the Lower School Choir of Albyn School, Aberdeen. I spent a week working with students there devising movement and a ‘sea of words’ and was blown away by their creative energy and passion.
Associate artist on ‘People Like You’ – a research study on personalisation in NHS led by Goldsmiths, Imperial and Warwick Universities, funded by Wellcome Trust:
‘The purpose of Di Sherlock’s poetry residency is to understand how visitors to Maggie’s West London and hospital staff discuss their experiences and express their identities in individual/group conversations. Her poetic practice involves conversations that result in ‘Written Portraits’. The ‘portraits’ are transactional – they are gifted back and discussed with participants and where appropriate the poem reworked until all sides are happy. Through this process we are interested in understanding the wider contexts of care, medicine, and participation.’
Chamber opera on the life of ‘Bloody’ Mary Tudor with composer Martin Bussey and Mezzo Clare McCaldin. Libretto and direction by Di. Premiered Tete a Tete, UK touring includes The Three Choirs Festival in Gloucester 2019.
The independent *****’Outstanding’
Di in Kelly Ryan’s performative costume morphing from Suffragette to Pussy Rioter at The Lilian Baylis Theatre, director Peta Lily.
Based on 80’s cyber- punk classic Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson.
My Written Portraits are part of the Face a Face Diep-Haven Festival Exhibition in Dieppe.
Poems inspired by stories told in open conversation during a residency at Glyndebourne and at The Hillcrest Community Centre, Newhaven.
Exploring in/visibility as an older woman – wardrobe choices and attitudes to ageing. R&D stage.