Shedman is just back from a wonderful holiday in Sicily. Italy may not be that well noted for its sheds but on Mount Etna they certainly come into their own. The landscape is pretty fast changing and the Italians seem to have realised that temporary wooden structures make a whole lot more sense than any attempt to build permanent brick or stone buildings that can be swept away or buried beneath the next lava flow. It gave Shedman pause for thought about the whole idea of the 'shedge' - that curious zone on the edge of everything frequently occupied by sheds. It might be the edge of the world or the hedge bordering the garden, but the shedge is archetypal shed territory.
Shedman supports Butabika, Uganda's national psychiatric hospital
KING TOADFISH and the all weather riders present A BENEFIT FOR BUTABIKA An evening of poetry and music featuring the fabulous Shedman, David Amery, Gavin Selerie, Frances Presley, and other poets and minstrels of the urban night… THURSDAY 15th MARCH 7:30-11:15 at the Dalston Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Road, E8 3AS £8 waged, £2 concs
All proceeds to supporting the development of mental health services in Uganda
Shedman creates a fascinating visitor attraction, enthralling workshops and lively events that explore the place of the shed, literature and creativity in everyone’s lives. To discuss your project please get in touch...
Writer, poet and film maker John Davies is the original Shedman. He's inspired by all kinds of sheds – garden sheds and aircraft hangars, shed antlers or skins, shedding tears or shedding light. He’s writing a book about his shed experience and on his travels, researching the subject, he creates residencies and workshops at different events and locations, using sheds as the focus for a unique interaction with people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.