Wednesday 6 August 2008
Triangle at Charlecote Park with The National Trust
After last Summer's success as part of the visitor engagement programme for The National Trust and a highly successful Christmas project Triangle has been commissioned again to provide performances for The National Trust at Charlecote Park  this Summer. 

Visitors are able to meet a housekeeper, a butler, a scullery maid, a housemaid or a groundsman during August and September. All characters have been devised using the companies award-winning “Immersive Museum Theatre” method.

Charlecote Park is a superb Tudor mansion extensively rebuilt in the early to mid 19th Century. There are many comical, marvellous or tragic personal stories behind the façade of wealth and comfort. Triangle convey these stories through the “understairs” world of servants, their gossip, intrigue and injustice. 

The characters will be appearing within the house on 8th-11th, 15th-18th, and 22nd August and 2nd, 5th and 6th September. Charlecote Park is open Friday to Tuesday.  The park, gardens, shop and tea-room are open from 10.30am and the house from 12noon.

Wednesday 30 April 2008
Triangle highlighted as example of excellent practice by Minister for Culture
Margaret Hodge, Minister for Culture recommends Triangle's work as an exemplary high quality programme of work and an impressive example of excellence in the creativity of the work and its accessibitliy in an article: Cultural Renaissance is already here in regional musuems April 2008 Museums and Heritage Live.

Monday 31 March 2008
Triangle presents at The Performance Learning and Heritage Conference, University of Manchester
Richard Talbot and Dr Norwood Andrews represent the work of Triangle over the last 12 months with a particular focus on the interactive work Triangle is developing in collaboration with the National Trust, and the most recent research work undertaken by the company in collaboration with The Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick: The Last Women

Tuesday 12 February 2008
Triangle continues a four-month programme of events and exciting previews of a new work in development
Between now and the end of April 2008 you can visit Triangle's seven artists working on The Last Women as they develop a new production and mount 24 public events between January and April 2008.

Every Friday the company previews its work between 2pm and 4pm - "extraordinariy encounters with performers in closed confinement"

12 Feb - Panel event 7pm - 9.30pm
Guests: Tracey Gammond, Dr Norwood Andrews, John Russell
"Polite conversation and delightful indulgence with our delicious ladies"

26 Feb - Panel event 7pm - 9.30pm
Guests: Joanna Foster, Tamsyn Challenger, Jamila.
Moving stories of motherhood, exile and trial

Masterclasses with Triangle:
Singing workshop with Joanna Foster:
25 26 February 10am - 4pm
Extend your vocal depth

Monday 3 December 2007
Jo Foster and Roberta Carreri Masterclasses with Triangle
Training Opportunity with Roberta Carreri (Odin Teatret, Denmark) Triangle's The Last Women

Triangle, under the artistic direction of Carran Waterfield is offering an opportunity for interested performers to work with Roberta Carreri of Odin Teatret and singer, composer Jo Foster in January 2008 as part of The Last Women performance and event programme.

The Last Women concerns stories of hanged women from 7 towns/cities beginning in Coventry with Mary Ball - a ribbon weaver (1849) and ending in London with Ruth Ellis - the last woman to be hanged in Britain (1955). The project will develop over a year and then tour to seven towns/cities in 2009.

The month's work comprises of several occasions for interested practitioners/participants to become involved as follows:

9-10 January - Masterclass with Roberta Carreri and the company
11 January - The Last Women Forum event with the company
15 January - Evening panel event with Roberta Carreri, Jo Foster and a mystery guest
16- 17 January - Masterclass with Jo Foster, Roberta Carreri and Carran Waterfield
18 January - The Last Women Forum event with the company
29th January - Evening panel event with John Burton, local historian, Linda Mayne and Robert Muscutt (descendants of Mary Ball)

Monday 19 November 2007
New appointments to Triangle
Kathryn Bond, Emily Ayres, Bronwyn Harrison, Nina Smith and Lorraine Smith as Associate Artists who join Olivia Winteringham and Lindsey Chapman in the core team.

Master Class associate artists: Roberta Carreri and Jo Foster join the Triangle team for The Last Women

Monday 3 September 2007

Triangle in Belfast

Triangle will be presenting the CMP Soc at the International Museum Theatre Alliance Global Conference between 20 and 23 September. On 26 September Triangle will be presenting a three-hour workshop on Immersive Museum Theatre at the Old Museum Arts Centre on 26 September.

Monday 13 August 2007

Triangle at Charlecote Park

Triangle haa been commissioned to devise performances for The National Trust. The company has created three new characters to explore the impact of performance on the interpretation of the history of Charlecote Park, this Summer. Charlecote Park is a superb Tudor mansion extensively rebuilt in the early to mid 19th Century. The building is packed with fascinating artefacts and paintings, but it also has fascinating, and moving personal and hidden stories. For example the Victorian Mistress of the house had eight children, one every two years, but saw four of them die within her lifetime, due to illnesses which for we have long since found a cure.

Triangle will be bringing the Victorian period to life with a butler, a scullery maid, and an architect. All characters are based on the historical records of the house. Visitors will be able to meet two of the characters each day and to spend time with them, to speak to them or simply 'be nosey'!

Triangle artists are actively encouraging people to eavesdrop and spy. “You will not be expected to participate', says Richard Talbot 'but we are trying to create natural characters that invite you into intriguing conversations”. The architect responsible for the extensive renovations at the property will be talking about the cost of the work and the little known workmen who constructed the impressive building. A maid will be working hard in the scullery and attracting the visitor's sympathy, while a butler who is privy to all the gossip in the house will offer his unique perspective'.

Friday 13 July 2007

Friday 13 July 2007

A First For Coventry: The Young People's Arts Award

Fifteen-year-old Jack Waterfield is the first youngster in Coventry to receive the Young People's Arts Award at the silver level, in fact the first Coventry youngster to receive the award at any level.

There are only just over 1000 of these new awards across the country to date. Jack worked intermittently for a year with Coventry based award winning theatre company Triangle producing a portfolio of films and drama work and contributing to Triangle's hugely popular Pollard Trail which took place last summer in Hillfields.

Jack's primary art form is music and he is lead guitarist in the band: The Caution.

The arts challenge he set himself was to develop skills in theatre making and specifically combining clown techniques within a heritage trail about Coventry's Chicot the clown (Irving Pollard 1898-1975).

Jack performed a gorilla and a giant Irving Pollard with the company of actors, filmed his work and edited his own comical film.

Triangle associate artistic director Richard Talbot said “Jack worked in an extremely creative and committed way and made a major contribution to The Pollard Trail. We hope he is the first of many youngsters achieving their award by working alongside the professional team at Triangle".

Any youngster interested in gaining the arts award with Triangle should contact the company on 02476 785170 Triangle is offering the Youth Arts Award Scheme throughout August please email the company for information

Monday 21 May 2007

The Last Women
Visitors can book a guided tour through the concepts of Triangle's latest project throughout June - please contact the company to book a visit

Wednesday 20 September 2006

Triangle Downunder
This coming Autumn Triangle return to Australia to present the company's work in Sydney and Melbourne:

Drama Australia: Turning the Tides 30 September-2 October

Melbourne Museum: Many Players Many Parts 12-14 October

Tuesday 15 August 2006

The Pollard Trail

The remarkable true story of a Coventry clown who lost his voice and memory during the Blitz is being told in a unique history trail this summer. It's the story of Irving Pollard - Chico the Clown - who was born into a circus family and who lived in the Primrose Hill area of Hillfields. But it's a story that nearly didn't get told. It was the chance encounter with a box containing Pollard's clown memorabilia within The Herbert storeroom that sparked off the search to find out more about this amazing man and the tragedy which blighted his life. Pollard was so traumatized by the Blitz that he faced years of silence without a voice or memory. It was only by carving a new puppet he found that he was finally able to communicate with friends and relatives. Pollard's life and story is being honoured and commemorated in The Pollard Trail, a fusion of performance, music, talks and tours in and around Primrose Hill Street, Hillfields. Participants on the trail will encounter playful and eccentric guides and clown curators, see displays of original Pollard memorabilia, meet Irving's friends and local residents who lived through the Blitz, and will get the chance to chat to Brian Pollard, Irving's only surviving nephew.

Participants on the Pollard Trail can dip in and out of the activities on offer on what will be an entertaining and informative day out. The trail can be joined at any time and lasts from half an hour to all day. A timetable of events will be published every day and is available from participating venues.

Friday 19 May 2006

Chico Talks - the exhibition

Over the last 9 years Richard Talbot & Carran Waterfield have spent almost one third of their time living as alternative personae as a means to interpret informal histories, and personal biography. Their latest creation is The 'CMP Soc', a new historical re-enactment society who aim to 'regenerate, conserve and pillage' the true story of a clown called Chico, who lost his voice and memory in the Coventry Blitz. This week the society's accidents and adventures are documented in a remarkable and carnivalesque 'mobile museum' at The Herbert, Coventry. The project continues June 20-22 and August 2006. If you are aged 15-20 and would like to participate in the CMP Soc please contact Kurt Zarniko on 07899 872215.

Friday 5 May 2006

Don't Play Near the Water
Triangle is developing a new performance project in collaboration with Coventry Archives and Creative Partnerships which explores life on canal boats in the early 20th century. The project brings together Triangle artists: Hazel Barnfather, Kathyryn Beale and Lucy Norris who are working alongside artistic director Carran Waterfield and Creative Learning Officer Valerie Meehan. The team will create a project involving Yr 9 students from Sidney Stringer School who will devise a programme of work to explore with Yr 2 children from Spon Gate Primary and pupils from Tiverton School. The project takes place during May and June and is based at the Canal Basin, Coventry.

Please call 024 7678 5170 for more information or email

Friday 14 April 2006

Chico Talks
We have begun work on Chico Talks our new Immersive Museum Performance Project for which Olivia Winteringham, Samantha Ann Fox, Daniel Oliver and Ian Cameron join us for development work in April. See Pollard's Blog
and The Girl for more information and to watch the project develop.

This project is generously funded by Arts Council England and The Herbert.

Go to our biographies pages for more information on the artists involved

Thursday 8 March 2006

Museum Performance Training
Our first training programme has attracted participants from across the country and we are busy working alongside practiitioners from Liverpool Museum, The National Trust, Universities of Manchester, Coventry Wolverhampton and Warwick, Llancaiach Fawr Manor Wales, Coventry Creative Partnerships and independent practitioners as well as museum professionals from The Herbert.

These workshops will result in work placements for participants on Triangle projects:

The Wall: February 06 - March 07

Chico Talks: April and August 06

Archives Project: May 06 - July 06

Donkey on the Roundabout: May and July 06

The Last Women: September 06-08

For more information:

please call the company 024 7678 5170

Thursday 16 February 2006

Chico Talks.
Triangle is pleased to announce Arts Council support for Chico Talks - a site specific clown performance developed in April and performed in August with 8 performers.

Funding support also comes from The Herbert and Coventry City Council. Watch this space for more information.

10 January 2006
Invitations for expressions of interest to collaborate - Chico Talks
Richard Talbot & Carran Waterfield (Nina and Frederick/Triangle) invite expressions of interest for Chico Talks.

Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield, resident performance artists at The Herbert, Coventry since 2001, have developed an award-winning and internationally recognized method of Museum Performance. As well as interactive and site-specific performance work dealing with the Second World War (Whissell & Williams) recent projects have responded to forgotten icons of popular culture and marginal histories (Nina and Frederick,The Singing Nun).

Throughout April 2006 Chico Talks will apply a combination of clown attitude and practice in Museum Performance to devise a site-specific performance, inspired by the true story of Chico,a clown who lost his memory and voice during the Coventry Blitz. Performances will take place in August: 7-20.

Three opportunities:

1. Performer/stringed instrument player 450/wk x 6 weeks Banjo player desirable.

2. Performer/musician 450/wk x 6 weeks Performance art and/or devising experience essential. Ability to play at least two instruments required.

3. Technician/Installation artist 450/wk x 6 weeks + allowance for materials Performance/live art experience essential. Lighting and Digital media/ AV Knowledge essential.

Specification all 3 posts:

Experience of gallery or museum interpretation, clown, physical theatre, circus skills are all appropriate. In the process of selection considerations of performance ability will take priority over musical ability. All posts require a combination of performance and technical knowledge and are interdisciplinary; so performers will be required to contribute to the process of, for example, installation/use of space, filming and projection. The technician will be required to create a persona to be maintained for extended periods.

Applicants should send a CV and covering letter by February 13th.

Interviews/auditions will take place on Friday March 3rd.

Tuesday 27 December 2005
Triangle Highlights 2005
2005 has been a very eventful year for us:

Spring saw Richard's pilot creation of Chico Talks and the beginnings of our major project on the clown who lost his memory for 2006.

May and June saw our Immersive Museum Performance work receive two national awards - The Museums and Heritage Award and the Roots and Wings Award. The company went to London on both occasions and was presented with the awards by Sophie Raworth and Lloyd Grossman respectively.

Our film Coventry Kids in the BLitz premiered in July at the beautiful 1930s Butts Theatre, Coventry.

The Summer saw an incredible run of The Singing Nun at the Edinburgh Festival attracting several national news features due to the nun's intrepid encounters with the fringe organisers and the police.

Carran redeveloped Beastly Beauties in July with Kindle Theatre. The show ran very successfully at The Edinburgh Festival in August receiving a clutch of very positivie reviews. Kindle is now establishing itself as a vibrant, new and exciting West Midlands company. Carran continues to mentor Kindle Theatre.

In October the entire company went to Australia to present at the International Museum Theatre Conference in Canberra receiving a standing ovation for The Whissell and Williams Home Front Training Camps presentation

The year ended with the new Whissell and Williams project: War Is Over which mainly focussed on the training of young teenage performers in the immersive museum theatre working method and their interactions with primary school children. The company expanded to nine people for the month of November. We worked entirely off site and not at the museum, creating our own interactive "museum space" at Rough Close Scout Camp.

The project was very demanding and the most ambitious to date but ultimately very rewarding. It also was very generously supported by The Arts Council and The Heritage Lottery Fund.

The year ended with extensive planning for 2006 when we have a number of projects either coming to fruition or at the development stage:

In 2006 we will be:

creating Chico Talks on the mythical Primrose Hill Street, Coventry

introducing a new training programme for practitioners in immersive museum performance

developing a new history based performance work The Wall with an international cast

seeding a new work about Mary Ball and Ruth Ellis called The Last Women which will be a touring production.

Saturday 19 November 2005
War is Over.
Triangle is running a new 1940s Boot Camp for young people, in collaboration with The Herbert. The project has received funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England and The Big Lottery. 176 Coventry children are being immersed in an unusual ‘museum theatre performance in the isolated Rough Close campsite near Tile Hill Wood. 10 year olds are led by an army of teenage 1940s training officers called Whissell & Williams, under the watchful eye of Triangle’s Whissell and Williams characters. After hearing the stories of veteran’s accounts of repatriation, of VE day celebrations, and of the forgotten army who carried on fighting until VJ day, Triangle decided to ask whether ‘War Is Over’, and to explore these experiences in a reality-style performance. The children go through their own battle here as they work together in units and cope with tough conditions in the woods. The training ends with a big celebration party in a hut we have called Piccadilly, and the children are genuinely relieved to be back home says Richard Talbot, associate artist. Triangle has created innovative immersive theatre projects under a partnership agreement with Coventry Arts & Heritage since 2001. The company is based at The Herbert where it makes performances in response to the museum collections. In October the company was invited to take its 1940s characters to Australia to perform for the International Museum Theatre Alliance. Triangle has made three films about children’;s experiences of war, in 2004 a film project about survival on the Home Front with The Little Herberts children integrated arts group, Dugout!, was an official selection of the Birmingham Film Festival.

Saturday 1 October 2005
Triangle's influence at home and in Australia.
Triangle will be representing Coventry, the West Midlands Region and the UK at the International Museum Theatre Alliance Global Conference to be held at the National Museum of Australia on 12-17th October.

Triangle will be taking its 1940s characters 'Whissell & Williams'. They will present a new 'performance-lecture' about their work with children in Coventry & Warwickshire. The Herbert's Senior Lifelong Learning Officer, Robin Johnson, will also participate in a large scale presentation about Triangle's innovative work with the World War II collections at The Herbert. “It is a great opportunity for the company and we are very proud to be able to tell an international audience about unique performances involving Primary and Secondary school children and artists in the city', says Carran Waterfield, Artistic Director, Triangle.

“One of the major areas of focus for the conference will be children and families, and will examine museum theatre styles and techniques that work well with this important audience. Triangle's presentation will be of particular importance in this discussion, and will provide delegates with an understanding of the work Triangle does at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum”. Daina Harvey, National Museum of Australia

'This is very exciting - for Triangle and for Coventry', Stella Manzie, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council. As soon as they return, Triangle will be working with 145 children on a project about the celebrations at the end of the Second World War, called War Is Over.

Already Triangle's immersive museum theatre work has inspired Holbrook Primary School to recreate last years experience in a day long evacuation using some of the ideas from last year's project - Coventry Kids in the Blitz. The school also recreated their experience with Whissell and Williams in their end of year play in July this year.

This year Triangle work with two secondary schools and four primary schools on the new project War is Over.

Saturday 17 September 2005
Triangle Grant Success.
Triangle has been awarded a substantial grant towards an eighteen month programme of work in Immersive Museum Theatre. Triangle artists Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield have been piloting ground-breaking work in Immersive Museum Theatre for three years and have recently won two national awards for the work: Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence for Best Educational Initiative and Curiosity and Imagination's Roots and Wings Award.

This cash award from Arts Council England allows the company to offer training in the method for young practitioners, and supports the company's trip to Australia in October where Triangle artists Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield will present at the Global Conference on Museum Theatre. The grant will give training placements to three performing arts graduates and secures work for recently trained Triangle associate artists. Additionally the project will give 180 primary school children and 20 secondary school students the opportunity to participate in a Whissell and Williams project - Triangle's unique take on World War 2.

Saturday 10 September 2005
Stage Manager/technician and film crew required for War Is Over.

This Autumn Triangle seeks camera and sound crew and technical stage manager for site specific character based immersive museum theatre project.

Please contact the company using the contact page for more information.

A West Midlands Hub Renaissance in the Regions Initiative funded by the Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery Young Roots Fund and Arts Council England

Closing date: 24 September 2005. Interviews 30 September

Saturday 17 August 2005
Jobs and training experiences with Triangle
This Autumn Triangle has three training positions available for their unique Immersive Museum Theatre Projects, short term contracts for a designer with sophisticated technical skills and a production manager. Please contact the company using the contact page for more information.

A West Midlands Hub Renaissance in the Regions Initiative and an initiative supported by Heritage Lottery Young Roots Fund and Arts Council England

Closing date: 4 September 2005.

12 May 2005
Coventry Kids in the Blitz is winner of an Award for Excellence
Triangle's Coventry Kids in the Blitz created in collaboration with The Herbert and several other partners in Coventry together with Southfields School and Holbrook Primary was chosen as the outright winner of Best Educational Initiative at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence ceremony on Wednesday 11 May held at the Cafe Royal, London. The award was presented by Sophie Raworth and marks the second award (SEE ROOTS AND WINGS AWARD below) Triangle has received for it innovative work in "immersive" musuem theatre.

The award event was sponsored by Dulux Paint, Heritage and The Independent Newspaper.

Coventry Kids in the Blitz was funded by Arts Council England and Coventry Arts and Heritage and Renaissance in the Regions.

The judges praised the work for it "original approach to learning and the commitment demonstrated to provide the children involved with a maginificently educative experience.

The fillm of the project is due to be premiered in June.

Tuesday 3 May 2005
Triangle's work wins Roots and Wings Award

Triangle has won a Roots & Wings award. The award, for an outstanding contribution to children's explorations of their heritage by London-based organization Curiosity & Imagination. The award is in recognition of Coventry Kids in the Blitz an innovative museum performance and film project led by Triangle resident performance company at The Herbert. Children and teachers representing participants Holbrooks and Southfields primary schools will be travelling to London to receive the award at Savoy Place in London, with The Herbert's Senior Lifelong Learning Officer, Robin Johnson and Triangle artists Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot “this is fantastic news, which recognizes the unique collaboration between a performance company and a museum and art gallery, and is a credit to all the children and partner organisations involved” says Carran Waterfield

Friday 15 April 2005
Museum Theatre Project shortlisted for award
Triangle's Coventry Kids in the Blitz created in collaboration with The Herbert and several other partners in Coventry together with Southfields School and Holbrook Primary has been shortlisted in the category Best Educational Initiative by Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence. Winners are announced at the Awards Ceremony on May 11th at the Cafe Royal, London where the ceremony is hosted by journalist and broadcaster Sophie Raworth

2 April 2005
Clive Barker 1931-2005
We are lamenting the loss of a dear friend and colleague Clive Barker who has been a wise and supportive mentor to us since 1992. We miss him so much. His passing is a tremendous loss and his legacy incredible. His archive of theatre studies is at Rose Bruford College and is to be made accessible very soon.

Friday 31 December 2004
Triangle Highlights 2004
2004 has been a very busy year for us:

In January Dugout! our children's film was selected for screening at the UGC Cinema, Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Screen Festival and also presented at The Transit Festival in Denmark.

March saw the premiere of a new work for ten performers: 7777 all good girlies go to heaven which ran for four nights in Birmingham and was a sellout!

In April we installed Sin, Dex into gallery five at The Herbert. The installation was complete with its caravan and archaeological finds from the Lunt Roman Fort, Baginton and curated by 40 members of The Little Herberts performance art group which we founded in 2001.

The Summer saw several performances of The Singing Nun at various festivals around the country.

Also in the summer we began tentative work on a new children's project - Kings, Queens, Clowns and Gold. This work awaits fuller development pending funding support for The Little Herberts in 2005.

October and November saw the premiere and run of another new work for fifteen performers: Beastly Beauties which ran for four nights and again was a sellout!

November also marked the engagement of three trainee Triangle Practitioners who worked on and learned how to create a Whissell and Williams event.

The year closed with forward planning for the work of The Little Herberts in close collaboration with Jackson Quigg Associates as well as post production on our latest film:
Coventry Kids in the Blitz - due to be premiered in March 2005.

Monday 6 December 2004
Consultancy Project for The Little Herberts
The Little Herberts are working with Jackson and Quigg consultants following a successful Grants for the Arts bid to the Arts Council and an Arts and Business placement led by Ann Youngson. The consultancy will be examining the way forward for The Little Herberts for the next five years.

The Little Herberts, aged 6-14, have worked with theatre artists Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot of Triangle since 2001. In recent projects they have worked with a professional visual artist, a sculptor, a musician, and a singer as well as museum specialists. They make high quality work that mixes art forms and is child-centred.

The group has 60 members and a short waiting list.

For more information about projects and membership of the group please call Carran Waterfield on 07770 601 533

Wednesday 20 October 2004
Triangle Training

The Whissell and Williams Home Front Training Camp gets rubber stamp from ACE (WM) HQ.
Actors: Hazel Barnfather, Jo Clayton and Rebecca O'Brien join the Triangle team for the most ambitious Triangle project to date. Supported by Arts Council England (West Midlands) Renaissance in the Regions and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, three artists seeking experience in a new field of work have been successful in gaining a four week training placement working on the Whissell and Williams Home Front Training Camp developing a project for two primary schools: Coventry Kids in the Blitz. This project is a unique partnership programme of work involving Coventry Cathedral, The Herbert, Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry Children and Families Service, Coventry Library Service and Triangle artists Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot. Triangle is leading the way in creative partnerships which enable the artist to articulate practice and preserve integrity whilst supporting museums, libraries and family services' priorities for inclusion and outreach work. The project takes place between November 15 and December 13. To visit the project please contact 07770 601 533.

Monday 21 June 2004
New Project for The Little Herberts
Following the success of Sin Dex, The Little Herberts will work with two "Victorian theatre impresarios" to explore the view of China 150 years ago. They will create hooped dresses, lanterns, a new martial art, puppets and watercolour paintings, all inspired by Medieval Romance, Hans Christian Andersen's The Nightingale & the computer game Dynasty Warrior.

The Little Herberts, aged 6-14, have worked with theatre artists Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot of Triangle since 2001. In recent projects they have worked with a professional visual artist, a sculptor, a musician, and a singer as well as museum specialists. They make high quality work that mixes art forms and is child-centred.

For more information about projects and membership of the group please call Carran Waterfield on 024 7683 4882

The Summer project is funded by the Heart of England Foundation Local Network Fund and Coventry Arts & Heritage.

Monday 22 March 2004
Sin, Dex The Archaeology of a Caravan re-enacted in a Gallery Fort
The latest work created by The Little Herberts performance art group directed by Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield opens at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry during the week of 12 April with special daytime performances on 17 and 18 April.

The young people aged between 6 and 14 have been working for nine months exploring the LUNT FORT SITE BAGINTON and then re-enacting their discoveries at Draper's Hall and Whitefriars Monastery. Working with guest artist Paul Matosic they will recreate their explorations by installing in Gallery 5 a caravan they discovered at the fort last summer.

This is their most ambitious project to date and has been conceived by the young people under the guidance of theatre/film makers Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield.

The work can be seen as it is created from 7 April onwards. Please email or phone Carran Waterfield on 024 7683 4882 for more information.

Funded by Arts Council England (West Midlands), Coventry Arts and Heritage and Heart of England Foundation.

Monday 12 February 2004
Dugout! gets selected for film festival
A new film created by film/theatre artists Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield aka Whissell and Williams working with The Little Herberts has been selected for a screening at the Birmingham Screen Festival at the UGC cinema Broad Street, Birmingham. The artists who took Tribute by Nina and Frederick to the festival in 2002 return with an equally innovative reality docu-drama - this time with innovative artistic input from Coventry children.

"You have to be really brave to do it."

"I was scared at first in the air raid, I was starting to act scared and then I really started crying, thinking it was real." Ellie May, aged 7.

"I think you really captured it …it was very frightening " Mary Wade aged 69.

A stirring documentary using a controversial method of film making to capture children’s emotions as they recreate a war time experience. Follow children as they endure a Home Front Training Camp led by the eccentric Whissell and Williams from the Ministry of Information. This film explores a comical and moving child’s perspective on war, peace, survival and propaganda.

Produced by The Little Herberts aged 6 –14, under the guidance of theatre/film practitioners Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield, using original World War 2 memories and artefacts from the Coventry Blitz.

The film is introduced by "Whissell and Williams from the Ministry of Information". The screening is followed by a round table discussion with the artists and The Little Herberts who created the film.

Funded by Arts Council England (West Midlands), Coventry Arts and Heritage and Screen West Midlands.

Monday 26 January 2004
Presentation of innovative drama practice with young people at Transit IV Odin Teatret
Carran Waterfield gave a rare demonstration of her performance practice with young people at the IVth Transit Festival of Woment's Theatre at Odin Teatret Holstebro Denmark January 2004.

Carran demonstrated her 16 years practice with young people courtesy of Mrs Williams from the Whissell and Williams Home Front Traininf Camp.

Monday 29 December 2003
World Premiere of Dugout!
Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield aka Whissell and Williams have been working for a year on the creation of a children's film with the support of Screen West Midlands and The Film Council in association with Coventry Arts and Heritage and Arts Council England. The film gets its first screening at Warwick Arts Centre Cinema at 2.30pm on January 2 2004. The film has been made with 30 Coventry children who have been involved in all aspects of its creation.

Monday 20 October 2003
Successful Grant bid for The Little Herberts
The Arts Council England (West Midlands) has committed £17500 towards the development of the Sin Dex Project begun during August this year. The Little Herberts founded by Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot will now be able to realise their project - an ambitious installation/performance at the Herbert Art Gallery set for April 2004. Between now and then the young people will continue their explorations and creative work inspired by the Lunt Fort Heritage Site in Baginton. Almost 60 young people from Coventry will be working on this project which will have taken almost a year to develop by the time it is open to the public in April 2004.

Saturday 18 October 2003
Innovative performance art with Young People
The work created by Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot alongside the young artists from The Little Herberts is featured in this Autumn's publication of Total Theatre. The article is written by Jessica Naish - director of the Acting Out Project at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.

Wednesday 23 July 2003
Heart of England for The Little Herberts
The work of the Little Herberts is being supported by The Heart of England Foundation for summer projects this year which include their new project: Sin, Dex and a planning project Say-so which will enable the group to develop its longer term creative programme.

Friday9 May 2003
Veiling II
Carran Waterfield has been invited to devise a performance project with ten women within the drama department of Birmingham University in February and March 2004. Friday 24 January 2003.

Friday 4 April 2003
Veiling I
Carran Waterfield is holding a two day workshop on May 26 and 27 (Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry) to mark the beginning of a new exploration on women, veils and mythology. Development work will take place during the next year and will culminate in a presentation at the Mythic Journeys Conference Atlanta, Georgia USA in June 2004 followed by a national UK tour. Interested participants are encouraged to email for more information and an informal discussion about the project.Friday 24.

Friday 24 January 2003
Mythic Journeys Conference - Atlanta, Georgia, USA 3-6 June 2004
Carran Waterfield has been invited as a guest artist to present her work Godiva, the naked politician at the Mythic Journeys Conference hosted by The Joseph Campbell Foundation, Emory University's Centre for Myth and Ritual in American Life and The Atlanta Jung Society. She will be presenting alongside leading artists, performers, psychologists, mythologists, scholars and filmmakers including Marina Warner, Loreena McKennit, John and Caitlin Matthews and Nor Hall amongst others. She will be presenting in collaboration with Nor Hall whose lecture White Riding, presented at Undercover last June, is inspired by the Godiva legend.

The conference theme is: Exploring Story and Ritual in Contemporary Life, Art, Education, and Psychology.


Friday 17 January 2003
Whissell and Williams' training camp adopted by DfES Museum and Gallery Education Programme
Following the success of Triangle's World War 2 Project (Dugout!) with The Little Herberts, the concept has been adopted for use in schools supported by the DFES Museum and Gallery Education Programme. Working with Lifelong Learning Officer Robin Johnson, Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield aka Mr Whissell and Mrs Williams will be running a pilot workshop programme in collaboration with Courthouse Green School, Coventry funded by the Museums Education Programme. The project is one of seven Small Grants Projects including programmes from Birmingham, Hereford, Ironbridge, Keele and Warwick.

Whissell and William's Home Front Training Camp a drama based project for pupils aged 8-11 enabling them to experience what life was like during the Second World War.

The project is scheduled for November 2003.

1 November 2002
The Singing Nun
Carran Waterfield joins Richard Talbot in the preparation of a new production which explores the tragic story of Souer Sourire who made the hit single Dominique in the sixties. The production is directed by David Woods (Ridiculusmus) and will tour from May 2003 onwards. The production is funded by the Regional Arts Lottery Programme.

22 October 2002
All about Bette
Award-winning theatre practitioner Carran Waterfield begins work on a new solo production about the life and work of the actress Bette Davis. This work will tour in 2004/5.

15 October 2002
Nina and Frederick
Nina and Frederick's debut film is premiered at the Birmingham Film and Television Festival on Friday 15 November at UGC Cinema, Broad Street, Birmingham at 7pm. Don't miss this treat together with a live performance from the famous duo.

26 July 2002
The 1940s house meets Big Brother experience - The Little Herberts version
Award-winning theatre practitioner Carran Waterfield alongside Triangle associates Richard Talbot and Ian Cameron will be working this summer on an unusual take on World War Two. Inspired by the unavoidable Big Brother and the fascinating 1940s house now based at the Imperial War Museum, they begin an exploration of the theatrical implications of this way of creating drama.

In collaboration with Archives. Social History and Archaeology at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the artists with the Little Herberts will be exploring what it was like to live in Coventry during the Blitz. They begin in Gallery One for two weeks in August with a follow up session in the half term break in the Autumn at Whitefriars Museum where they will begin creating Dugout! - a child's view of war.

Using theatrical and visual artforms as well as living history experience, 40 children discover the history behind their current home addresses and dare to stay put when all other children are sent away to the country.

Friday 24 May 2002
Coventry's Godiva legend attracts pre-eminent American academic
Award-winning theatre practitioner Carran Waterfield holds a series of lunchtime sessions on the theme Undercover - Women and Sacrifice 3-7 June Gallery One, The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry. Scholar and poet Dr Nor Hall from Minnesota USA joins her in this week of exploration open to the publice. Dr Nor Hal lis a well-respected writer within the field of Women's Studies, Mythology and Psychology, whose work draws on the traditions of Carl Jung and James Hillman. Her books include: The Moon and the Virgin, Broodmales, Those Women and most recently Irons in the Fire about the mythology and psychology surrounding iron - alchemical and industrial.

Thanks to a Creative Ambitions Award of £3000 from West Midlands Arts Carran will be able to do some further development work on this theme.

Included in the week will be a singing session with international voice coach Venice Manley who has performed with such people as Meredith Monk and has her own a cappella group - Kite.

Carran Waterfield presents aspects of her outstanding work The Dig (1992 fringe first winner) and Godiva the Naked Politician.

The highlight of the week will be Nor Hall's talk - White Riding - the mythology and psychology surrounding Godiva's performance/act in relation to other cultures and traditions.

Friday 22 February 2002
The success of The Little Herberts pilot project has attracted new funding from the regional arts lottery programme. Carran Waterfield and associate artists will continue working with forty children in the school holidays throughout the year. The project was originally funded by the Baring Foundation and the Barry Jackson Trust. This new money will allow them to produce a work in progress showing in April, begin a new creative project in the Summer and the Autumn and have all the work documented by theatre-maker/academic Jessica Naish from Loughborough University.

Wednesday 20 February 2002
Associate artist Richard Talbot presents a "character-in-progress" at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum until March 7. For three weeks he will be developing a new character inspired by The Singing Nun whose success with hit song Dominique (1963) led her to leave the convent. This event is open to the public and you are welcome to contribute to the Nun's artistic development! You are also invited to a launch ceremony for the Nun on March 7, 6pm - 7.30pm

Tuesday 19 February 2002
GODIVA, THE MOVIE ! - coming soon....
Triangle's 1995 production - Godiva, the Naked Politician - premiered at Odin Teatret, Denmark - is taking pride of place amongst the collection of Godiva paintings currently on show at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. The production has been edited in digital format and can be viewed in six short episodes from February 22 until April 21.

Monday 11 February 2001
Triangle is pleased to announce the fourth in a series of exhibitions entitled Theatre Relics on show at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Triangle is exhibiting video, photographs, artefacts, printed materials, props and costumes from the company's work towards the 1994 production: Tributaries. The exhibition runs until the end of March.

Thursday 6 December 2001
Triangle is pleased to announce the third in a series of exhibitions entitled Theatre Relics on show at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Triangle is exhibiting video, photographs, artefacts, printed materials, props and costumes from the company's work towards the 1997 production: My Sister My Angel. The exhibition runs until the end of January.

Saturday 21 September 2001
36 young people will take part in intensive cross artform workshops with Triangle associate artists: Venice Manley, Ali Maclaurin, Richard Talbot and Triangle's Artistic Director Carran Waterfield during a week of workshops which will lead towards a performed installation in April 2002.

Friday 20 September 2001
Triangle's touring productions over the last 12 years are marked by an exhibition of posters and flyers designed by graphic designers such as: Andrew Moore, Jill Waterfield and Peter Jameson. The exhibition can be seen at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry.

Friday 3 August 2001
Triangle is pleased to announce the second in a series of exhibitions entitled Theatre Relics on show at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Triangle is exhibiting video, photographs, artefacts, printed materials, props and costumes from the company's work with Bare Essentials Youth Theatre over a ten year period from 1988 - 1999. The exhibition runs until the end of October.

Tuesday 31 July 2001
LITTLE HERBERTS - a work in progress
Triangle's new children's project based at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum is now being exhibited for one month in Gallery One. The exhibition shows work created by 26 children over a six day period. The children aged six to eleven worked with three artists: Carran Waterfield, Richard Talbot and Ian Cameron. They worked in a variety of media and artforms including: movement, drama, storytelling, singing, drawing, sculpture, video and computer technology. The exhibition runs until 24 August.

Thursday 28 June 2001
Nina and Frederick will be creating a new production for touring in 2002 - working title:
Lovers of the world unite! The production is made possible through a £15000 Regional Arts Lottery Programme grant. Work with director, Debbie Isitt begins this August, followed by further singing lessons under the wise guidance of Venice Manley - later in the year.

Tuesday 12 June 2001
Triangle's new children's project based at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum has been awarded £3250 from The Baring Foundation. The project aims to seed a performance art group of 6-11 year olds. Additional support comes from the Barry Jackson Trust and Coventry City Council. The project kicks off on 23 July for one week - with Triangle associates Ian Cameron and Richard Talbot joining Carran Waterfield and 30 young people working on a brand new fairy tale: The story of Red Hair. Further sessions occur each school holiday with a showing of the work in April 2002.

Tuesday 5 June 2001
Triangle artists Richard Talbot and Carran Waterfield return from the South of France following attendance at the First Symposium on Myth and Theatre organised by Pantheatre, France. Triangle gave a presentation on their work including a specially devised performance on the Gypsy Festival of Sainte Sara - the black Madonna. Visit Nina and Frederick's website for more information.

Friday 4 May 2001
Triangle is pleased to announce the first in a series of exhibitions entitled Theatre Relics on show at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. Triangle is exhibiting photographs, artefacts, printed materials, props and costumes from the company's 1995 production: Godiva the naked politician until 29 July. In June video material of the production will also be available alongside the exhibition. Watch this space for news of the next in the series to be exhibited from August onwards.

Friday 23 March 2001
Triangle has recently agreed its funding level with West Midlands Arts for 2001/2002. In addition to this, Arts and Heritage Services, Coventry have pledged support for the company through projects and commissions between 2001 and 2004. Also Triangle has successfully gained support from the Barry Jackson Trust for a children's project; Lottery money through Solihull Borough Council for Schools work and Japan 2001 support for international work. The company is awaiting news of a lottery application for a new production for touring.

West Midlands Arts funding will facilitate a research and documentation project led by Carran Waterfield which will involve workshops with older and younger women on themes of sacrifice, the sacred and the profane, faith, mythology resulting in a new work.

Wednesday 31 January 2001
Carran Waterfield recently attended the Transit Conference at Odin Teatret, Denmark. Themed as Women - Theatre - Generations the conference considered the changing transference of practice through pedagogy with reference to traditional methods and more recent approaches to training. A recurring theme the influence of Grandmothers on the work that women make. The conference made particular space for the presentation of work in progress from younger women practitioners from New Zealand, Singapore, Wales, Lithuania, Denmark and Argentina. The generation of older invited artists included: Christina Castrillo, Maria Canepa - one of Chile's most distinguished actresses, Deborah Hunt (Puerto Rico/ New Zealand), Marie Jose Ordener (France), Brigitte Cirla and Voix Polyphoniques, France and Topeng Shakti from Bali. The female Odin actors: Iben Nagel Rasmussen, Roberta Carreri and Transit organiser Julia Varley also presented their work. Triangle was given opportunity to share its recent work on Looking for the Tallyman - a story particularly influenced by grandparents; the work of Nina and Frederick - a Danish home-coming for the duo, and the recent collaborative work on The Hundred and One Dalmatians
Monday 27 November 2000
Triangle's RECENT performance of Looking for the Tallyman at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry was a huge success. The production perfomed as part of Coventy's 60th Annivesary of the Blitz commemoration played to a full house, wiht audience turned away on the night. We were very glad to be able to share our archive material from Married Blitz and Tallyman as part of the event. Interviews with Coventry women sharing war memories were broadcast in the square outside the museum alongside projected images on a giant screen. This event marked the beginning of a three year residency for Triangle at the gallery.
Wednesday 1 November 2000
Triangle's current tour of LISTEN TO THE OCEAN - a tribute with a difference - is having extremely postive responses from the twenty seven venues being visited. Triangle with the help of a Year Of the Artist award is visiting twenty seven sheltered schemes for the elderly in Coventry and North Warwickshire throughout October and November. The project is so successful that the we are considering a retour in the new year. If you are interested please contact us

"Go and sing the way you sang tonight, which moved me to was wonderful" Nina van Pallandt's verdict on Triangle singing duo: Nina and Frederick

Monday 16 October 2000
October marks the beginning of Triangle working closely with the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum as part of a three year partnership programme of activities. The beginning of the residency is marked by a performance of LOOKING FOR THE TALLYMAN on 14 November as part of Coventry's commemoration of the Coventry Blitz. Performances will be accompanied by an exhibition of the research for the creation of TALLYMAN and an exhibition relating to MARRIED BLITZ - a Triangle production from 1990.