Irene Lofthouse

Details of talks given by Irene Lofthouse

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Author, playwright, tutor, storyteller, creative facilitator, actor. Her short stories ‘If That Happens’ and ‘Pomegranate Seeds’ were broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds in 2020. Work appears in The Understory’, ‘Transforming Being’, Armistice 100 Days’, ‘Stories from Stone’, ‘Tyto Alba’, ‘All This’ amongst others. Her children’s collections include ‘Strange Tales in the Dales’, Strange Tales in Bradford Dale, and she’s the editor of ‘Stories from Stone’ anthology, all of which can be found on Amazon.

Irene’s a writer-in-residence with First Story; commissioned by Historic England, The Piece Hall, Freedom Studios and Saltaire Festival creating accessible story videos/resources, and editor of several anthologies. Irene’s taken a one-woman show to Edinburgh (4*), appeared in films, on TV and radio; her one-woman show ‘Words, Women & War: Forgotten Female Voices of the Great War’ has been touring for four years.

Irene’s the author of over thirty plays, a writer/editor on 26 Characters projects and Artistic Director of collaborative collective Fresh Aire Productions; ‘Torrent’, FAP’s hard-hitting verbatim domestic violence audio drama was broadcast on Chapelfm in July 2020. Irene and is currently commissioned to create/edit a poetry/prose anthology for Saltaire Festival 2020.

She co-founded and was writer/editor of an educational publishing company which won several marketing awards and the local/national ‘Age Positive’ award from the Dept of Work & Pensions and a commissioned writer for City & Guilds, Edexcel, Carers UK, Pavilion Publishing amongst others.

Irene uses words to inspire all ages. She’s regularly commissioned by arts/literature festivals, children’s events, schools, museums, libraries, theatres, community groups, NHS, charities for projects and to facilitate bespoke sessions.

She delivers talks and walks, facilitates writing workshops, site-specific performances, and is open for writing commissions, editing, research and all things wordy.

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Listed talks

Alberta Vickridge, Forgotten WW1 Poet and Publisher
Irene Lofthouse Tagged: Ww1 | Writer | Woman's History | Theatre
Strange Tales in Bradford Dale -1
Irene Lofthouse Tagged: Storytelling | Local History | Mystery | Legends