HerStories

A celebration of extraordinary women through song. To celebrate International Women’s Day in 2024 I am performing a concert of songs that I have written over the years about extraordinary women from smugglers to suffragettes and nurses to political campaigners. I’ve had the great pleasure of researching the stories of inspirational women over a number … Read more

Pop Up Pedestal: Florence

The Pop-Up Pedestal is a street theatre performance that explores the concept of statues in public spaces and social justice themes of representation, protest and gender equality. The piece was inspired by the song ‘Pedestal’ (watch the video here) which I wrote for my touring production ‘Florence‘ and it questions who we commemorate in our … Read more

Pop Up Pedestal: Queen Mary I

PUP:QMI was commissioned by Yesterday’s Story to explore Queen Mary the First’s lasting legacy for the people of Chippenham. Read more about Chippenham’s connection to Queen Mary I and the council’s misappropriation of funds derived from the lands Mary gave to the people of Chippenham on the Chippenham Borough Lands website. Photos: Robert Willis Photography

Pop Up Pedestal: Hidden Histories

The Pop Up Pedestal continues to explore lesser know stories from the past with a greater focus on diversity and inclusion. Louise has collaborated with a team of artists and you can see the research and development stages in the video below.

BBC South Today: Florence

To celebrate my International Women’s Day Tour, Florence was featured on BBC South Today in March 2022. With thanks to BBC South for their kind permission to share this video.

New Music Video: Pedestal

Released 6pm on Wednesday 8th September 2021 this music video explores explores themes which sit at the heart of all my work – equality, representation and social justice. The song is part of my production ‘Florence‘ and also forms the basis of my innovative street theatre project ‘Pop-Up Pedestal’; her first ever piece of outdoor … Read more

Pop Up Pedestal

The Pop-Up Pedestal is a street theatre performance that explores the concept of statues in public spaces and social justice themes of representation, protest and gender equality. The piece was inspired by the song ‘Pedestal’ (watch the video here) which I wrote for my touring production ‘Florence‘ and it questions who we commemorate in our … Read more

Launching the Pop-Up Pedestal

popup pedestal

Pop-Up Pedestal is a street theatre performance inspired by the song ‘Pedestal’ which I wrote for my touring production ‘Florence‘. It explores public spaces and asks who we commemorate and why. Who deserves a place on the pedestal in 2021 and how should history be presented in our towns and streets, on our plaques and memorials? … Read more

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