Kate is a performance maker, lecturer at the University of Salford and member of the board for the Climate Psychology Alliance. She is interested in how we shape our processes for sharing and developing artistic expression and how we can strengthen our relationship with the natural world. Kate is committed as a facilitator to developing co-creative spaces for people to explore new creative possibilities.
Kate is artistic director, writer and performer for Water is Attracted to Water an interdisciplinary collaboration exploring the human connection to water. Her solo works And By the Way the Cat is Dead and Μα Ποια Π'απια (or I'm Not a Pheasant Plucker) both explore vulnerability in different ways, and these influenced her work on our relationship to nature and the challenges of being present with the climate and ecological crises.
She draws on Bracha Εttinger's idea of 'compassionate hospitality' to underpin how she approaches dramaturgy and works with movement, music, humour and games to create a space where difficult emotions such as grief, climate distress or fear are placed in balance with our capacity for joy and our relationship with the natural world.