INN CROWD RESIDENCIES 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic INN CROWD Residencies invited applications from artists to become remote writers in residence at INN CROWD pubs across the country. Take a look below at some of the amazing work they have been up to:

Andrew James Brown: A Visit To The Local

Andrew James Brown: A Visit To The Local

A Visit to the Local aims to keep the pub in its rightful position at the centre of a community’s folk memory. In this work, memories from the pub’s community act as the inspiration for a series of poems. These will be shared with the community on postcards...

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Mary Hargreaves: A Very Important Party

Mary Hargreaves: A Very Important Party

Six characters are all facing their own problems. Everything seems impossible when you’re going it alone. But there’s a big party being held at the local pub - will any of them go and reconnect? Over seven weeks, each character’s story will be revealed. Readers watch...

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Louisa Ashton: Oh Sing Me Now a Strange Drunken Song

Louisa Ashton: Oh Sing Me Now a Strange Drunken Song

Residency Region: Leicestershire Join Louisa and her Private and (supposedly) Psychic Detective Miss Smarton who has had ‘a bloody mad’ dream of a forgotten drinking song. She’s traced its origins to a pub and she’s enlisting locals to help her uncover a historical...

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Arji Manuelpillai: One Minutes Poems for Everyone

Arji Manuelpillai: One Minutes Poems for Everyone

Residency Region: Kent Led by published poet and performer Arji Manuelpillai, the very merry poet entertains and interacts with the patrons of his pub host. Speaking to them individually via letter or phone call before inventing their own bespoke poem, be it a sonnet,...

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Brenda Read-Brown: Crowd Round

Brenda Read-Brown: Crowd Round

Partnered with: The New Inn, Norton Lindsey  Working in association with: Live and Local  Crowd Round will engage with pub regulars via social media or the phone, helping them to crystallise their thoughts about the pub they’ve been missing so much over the last few...

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Dan Simpson: Best Words, Last Orders

Dan Simpson: Best Words, Last Orders

Partnered with: Laxfield Low House, Suffolk Working in association with: Creative Arts East Dan Simpson is a writer, performer, producer, and educator. He makes highly engaging and contemporary work that is entertaining, smart, and funny. Social engagement and...

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Stacey Sampson and Bethany Wells: It’s Your Round

Stacey Sampson and Bethany Wells: It’s Your Round

Partnered with: The White Lion, Selling, Kent Working in association with: Applause Rural Touring Brand new to the INN CROWD family are Stacey Sampson and Bethany Wells. Stacey is a writer/facilitator who specialises in collaborating with communities to unearth hidden...

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Jonny Fluffypunk: The Locked-Out Lock-In

Jonny Fluffypunk: The Locked-Out Lock-In

Partnered with: The York Inn, Churchinford, Somerset Working in association with: TakeArt INN CROWD are delighted to welcome renowned stand-up poet Jonny Fluffypunk to sit as writer in residence at the wonderful York Inn, Churchinford. Jonny’s poetry and spoken word...

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Adam Hughes: Locally Brewed

Adam Hughes: Locally Brewed

Partnered with: The Dog Inn, Belthorn, Lancashire Working in association with: SpotOn Adam Hughes is a playwright from Leeds now living in London whose work always aims to connect with non-traditional audiences. His first play Marching On Together was about the...

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