Slide Shows and Talks
Slide Shows and Talks
Jill has been giving inspiring slide shows and talks since 1990.
Each one of Jill’s slide shows/talks is different; custom-built to suit each particular audience and their specific interests.
Jill’s talks are like stories: the story of her life’s journey including the physical landscape journeys she made in the early 80s, such as her first journey to the Hebrides in ’82 and the year-long “Gypsy Switch” journey in ’84-’85. She tells the journey of her performances and costume-making which progresses through science fantasy to spectacular ritual ceremonies in outdoor venues to a discovery through the performances of her own deep relationship with earth and cosmos, which changed the nature of those performances and costumes, leading her to leave both behind and move out into the landscape alone. She tells how she began her artwork and writing, moved to the Hebrides and began a different form of journeying.
She talks of her love for the Islands, of the places which are special to her and some of their legends and folklore, including those of Brighde, Cailleach Bheure, Callanish and the Sleeping Beauty Mountain.
Not necessarily all of this in one talk, but a rich mixture of aspects of it all.
It is illustrated with her own photographs and images of her art-work.
A Circle for Callanish
This is a specific slide show, based on her experiences over her first ten years lived on the Isle of Lewis – from 1986-1996. It is similar to, though not exactly the same as, her CD of the same name.
It is a beautiful cycle of poetry written over that decade as she turned the cycle of the year – year after year after year. It describes the times she spent at the ancient and sacred sites of the Islands as she celebrated Equinoxes and Solstices and the Celtic festivals of Samhain, Imbolc, Beltane and Lammas; as well as the day-to-day life she lived with her then-young son, Taliesin.
She links the poems with fascinating information about the places and her life then, putting each into its context.
The slides are of her art-work, beautifully complementing the poems, and of other images taken by her.
Jill does not do Powerpoint. Her slides are 35mm shown on a Carousel projector.
Requirements: Room with complete blackout, projector if she is travelling far from home, tables to display cards and books etc, publicity and travel expenses.
To discuss possible bookings please contact Jill by email or post. Phone calls will follow.
Jill’s slide shows have been presented in: BRIGHTON, MALVERN fringe festival, LEEDS, NOTTINGHAM, NORWICH, BRISTOL, CROMARTY, HEBDEN BRIDGE, EDINBURGH, LINCOLN, PENZANCE, GLASTONBURY, YORK, ST.AUSTELL, WAKEFIELD, SCARBOROUGH, GREAT MALVERN, BATH, BODMIN, STORNAWAY, BARVAS, NESS, GARENIN, ISLE OF LEWIS.