L’Île des Revenants: Island of Returners

In 2016 I decided to follow in my late Grandfather’s footsteps and leave Glasgow to find a new life in the Caribbean, sailing and discovering my family’s roots in Antigua. I bought a boat and began a solo sailing adventure on the Anne Bonny. The blog that follows is a story of this journey, touching on […]

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The Dead Stations

A story told through original music and animation; combining live performance, recorded actors and projections. Written by Charlotte Hathaway, music and lyrics by Mike Vass. Mike Vass and Mairi Campbell come together to create a haunting landscape of music and song. “The whole forest has this feeling of going on forever. And if you lose track […]

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Dead Stations Sample Tracks & Trailer

Watch the animated trailer from our fantastic collaborators Nica Harrison and Atikah Zailani: Have a listen to samples from the upcoming show and release:

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Portfolio

Find out about my writing work and my work as an arts producer and project co-ordinator

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Latest Posts

F*** off and other things you can’t say to men in the Caribbean: A Smart Girl’s Survival Guide

31st October 2019 | 1 Comment

We were at Carnival in Fort-de-France, Martinique, and it was Mardi Gras: the wildest and most sexually charged night of the holiday week. Everyone was appropriately dressed up in face paint and the obligatory red and black iterations of their lingerie. Night had fallen and suddenly the cheerful light-hearted phalluses of the parade seemed a […]

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Cruising Luxuries aboard Anne Bonny

19th October 2019 | 6 Comments

A little while ago I met some fabulous people who lived on a sailing boat somewhat bigger and better equipped than my own (understatement of the century). They were shocked that I cruised without basic things like a fridge or shelter in the cockpit. They sent me this great article from Yachting World, where seasoned […]

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With great bateau comes great responsibility

14th October 2019 | 4 Comments

What it’s like buying a boat for the first time Introducing Anne Bonny When I was a teenager dreaming of having a boat (a standard daydream), I felt like Anne Bonny would be a super cool name to choose because she was one of the few famous female Caribbean pirates, and ‘Mary Read’ just didn’t […]

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How to move to the Caribbean and get a boat

5th October 2019 | 2 Comments

I told my sister I was writing a blog, and very supportively she said ‘that’s fantastic, I’m sure you’d be good at that’. Then she wrinkled her brow when I said it was more of a memoire type narrative. ‘That’s not really what a blog is any more’, she said kindly. ‘They’re supposed to be […]

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Introduction to L’Île des Revenants: Island of Returners

28th September 2019 | 2 Comments

Image credit: BBC Part 1: Devil’s End My mother grew up in a village called Devil’s End. OK, in reality it was Aldbourne, a quintessential chocolate box in Wiltshire, but they filmed a series of Doctor Who outside her house in the 70s and for a while this was the main thing I associated with […]

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The Dead Stations at Hidden Door Festival

3rd May 2016 | No Comments

After a great live tour, we’re delighted to be showcasing the recorded version of The Dead Stations at Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival at the end of May. Hidden Door is a volunteer-run multi-arts festival dedicated to opening up disused spaces in Edinburgh, making them available to artists and emerging creative talent for new ideas and […]

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New Music video for Eyes Fixed

9th March 2016 | No Comments

The very talented Gavin Robinson has animated a new music video for one of the songs from The Dead Stations project, Eyes Fixed. Featuring vocals by Mairi Campbell, the song will be released on 18th March.

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Dead Stations CD available to buy

12th February 2016 | No Comments

They’ve arrived! 2 years in the making, The Dead Stations CDs are now a printed physical reality at the Unroofed offices. It’s not officially released until 11th March, but you can pre-order from Unroofed Records.

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