Invisible Folk is a not for profit organisation dedicated to providing grass roots creatives with a platform to make new work in partnership with heritage and arts organisations.
Invisible Folk has run three projects in partnership with the Higgins Bedford Museum supported by the Arts Council. This film seeks to understand how the Brickworks' international employment policy has a beneficial effect on the town today. The film formed part of the museum's From Bunyan to Brickworks exhibition.
Our film presents the landscape and climate around Bedfordshire in its beauty and dread. It was part of The Higgins' Under the same sky exhibition. I wrote the score for the film and other pieces and recorded them with local folk musicians. The music was released on an album called Under the Same Sky by Jon Bickley and the Invisible Folk Club Band.
I wrote a play called The Lacemaker's Answer for this project We also commissioned Gemma Khawaja and Catherine Earnshaw to join me in making new settings for traditional Bedfordshire Folk songs and for Lace Tells.