Talk – Creativity what is it and why do we need it?

Introduce myself – interdisciplinary artist / arts lecturer At the beginning of talk ask everyone to close eyes and imagine a place where they feel safe or and stimulated or and free or and satisfied. Before talk  Ask everybody to take … Read more

Viral texts blog part 2

Melanie Thompson - Viral Texts (installation, 2020)

Now 5 weeks into this process. Learning a lot about taking my time with creating the most honest and relevant responses. Beginning to talk to others about their thoughts and how to articulate that in the simple text statements. Enjoying … Read more

Viral texts blog part 1

Melanie Thompson - Viral Texts (installation, 2020)

It is the start of 2nd week of ‘lockdown’ in the UK and now finally feeling able to begin to respond to what I and millions of others find ourselves in. Last year I created a work called Wildedges which … Read more

Italian Workshop 2015

Performance Writing & Landscape Workshop August 27th – 31st   2015 led by Melanie Thompson in Mantua, Northern Italy See link for full information: Italian P.W Workshop


Been away for a while. Took a well earned sabbatical year from teaching in institutions from Feb 2014 to Feb 2015. In that year started to study cello. Travelled to Italy and Mallorca for hot sea and sand and sun … Read more

Sardinia – May 2013

This was an interesting process for me. I was ill in bed with labyrinthitis when I got an email inviting me to a small performance art festival in Sardinia. Because, as always, they wanted information and images immediately I sent … Read more

Film installation

Just created a film installation in Glastonbury Abbey with 3 projectors back projecting  onto 3 windows. It was part of a festival called Orchestra in the Field exploring lots of different music in the Abbeys grounds over 2 days. I … Read more

Seville April 2012


Visited Seville on my way back from visiting a friend in Cadiz. I have never been to Seville before and always wanted to visit when the orange blossom was out in between Easter and the next fiesta. It was stunning ! … Read more

Scaping the land 4 – video

The most recent scaping the land film is showing in YouTube. This is a short one with just one performer ! Now preparing ideas for the next one – just waiting for the weather to change I want it to … Read more