Lou Brodie & Darren O’Donnell

Lou is a performance maker and applied artist based in Scotland. Through an artistic process rooted in social practice and conviviality Lou produces art works and events in collaboration with communities, people and place. Lou works predominantly with children and teenagers creating projects that celebrate and empowers their voices. Her work takes on a variety of forms in response to the content and inquiry of each new project.


Darren O’Donnell is an urban cultural planner, novelist, essayist, playwright, and director. His books include: Social Acupuncture (2006), which argues for aesthetics of civic engagement and Your Secrets Sleep with Me (2004), a novel about difference, love and the miraculous. His stage-based works include White Mice, [boxhead], A Suicide-Site Guide to the City, Diplomatic Immunities, and All the Sex I’ve Ever Had. His performance works include Nightwalks with Teenagers, Haircuts by Children, Eat the Street and The Children’s Choice Awards.