Carran Waterfield Artist in Residence

Sharing of a work in progress.

As artist-in-residence at the mill, Carran Waterfield is working on stories of women loosely associated with the mill and the surrounding area in response to the mill’s archive.

Following her performances of  The House (a piece about contemporary poverty and workhouses) at Heron Corn Mill in November of 2015, Carran has shared some performative responses to her research at the mill which has included the development of a collection of short films which have been documented here.

Beautiful End

Following the first phase of research into the stories of women loosely connected with Beetham, Carran is continuing to develop work towards a project exploring one of Constance Holme’s novels: ‘Beautiful End’. You can read more here.  This follows Carran’s very successful course “Devising Your Own Creative Work” which took place over the Summer culminating in a sharing over two weekends this past September.

Due to the success of this course there are plans to run another one that moves the pieces created forward and details will follow soon.

From now (November 2016) until April 2017 Carran will continue with the planning of the Constance Holme project which is called ‘Beautiful End’ after her novel of the same name.  Holme lived in Milnthorpe and spent her last days in Arnside.  Her novel concerns an old man’s journey along the old road from Milnthorpe to Waterside Fold/College Green on the Kent Estuary.  Carran is working on the research and development of the project supported by Creative Projects Manager Audrey Steeley who is currently fundraising for the workshop and performance elements of the ‘Beautiful End’. It is anticipated that, subject to funding, work will begin on the workshop, event and performance elements in May 2017.  The project is planned to take place over a year with the final performance elements  taking place in 2018, the year Constance Holme’s ‘Beautiful End’ was published.  Watch this space for more news about this exciting new piece of work.

Carran welcomes collaborators and interested participants, so if you would like to be involved in this project please contact