After Eardley Art Workshops

In eight venues, artists from the Thrive Archive offered Eardley drawing workshops prior to performances. These were free of charge for participants. There was good take-up, a productive and happy atmosphere and brilliant, moving work produced as a result. The workshops and the artists conducting them and thereby promoted the event in advance, reached some [...]

Development workshops May 2016

In May 2016, National Galleries Scotland, supported by Stellar Quines Theatre Company, hosted four days of script development on Heroica’s new work: ‘Joan Eardley: A Private View’: four days of rehearsals and preparation in the Farmer Suite at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery with director, writer, actors and creative team; plus two public rehearsed readings, [...]

Up with the latest: October 2015

What exciting developments! Following the success of our first development day – the public script-excerpt readings and Q&A session at the Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh on 17 September, and where so many of our already-treasured friends and collaborators were present – we look forward now to our first fund-raising event for the 2017 touring production: [...]

Joan Eardley: drawings – an illustrated talk by Matilda Mitchell

We are delighted to announce Heroica Theatre Company’s first event to launch the funding appeal for our exciting new production entitled Joan Eardley: A Private View. Scottish art historian Matilda Mitchell FRAScot has generously donated her time and expertise to Heroica to in order to present – here in Hebden Bridge – Joan Eardley: drawings, [...]

‘Joan Eardley: Another Look’ public Q&A session

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From Catterline to Edinburgh, May 21-29, 2015

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Actress Alexandra Mathie and writer Angela Cairns (‘Anna Carlisle’) spent a seraphic week in a cottage just along from Joan Eardley’s former cottage in Catterline, on the east coast of Kincardineshire. The week’s R&D began en route with a visit to Matilda Mitchell and Douglas Hall, near Kelso in the Borders. Douglas is former – [...]

‘Joan Eardley: Another Look’ developments 2015

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April 23-24, 2015: Joan Eardley: Another Look (latest working title) develops. Actor Alexandra Mathie and I, Angela Cairns the playwright, have had a most heart-warming and fascinating research and development visit to Glasgow. It began with a pre-arranged visit to the Lillie Gallery in Milngavie (not far from where Joan lived in her late teens) [...]