Penned in the Margins

Fair Field

Penned in the Margins is a literary arts company led by writer and producer Tom Chivers. It produces innovative new work for performance alongside a programme of award-winning books spanning poetry, fiction and literary non-fiction. Support for six artists to make new work

This page was made some time ago and may contain information which is now out of date

Fair Field will re-imagine Herefordshire poet William Langland’s extraordinary vision of fourteenth century England, Piers Plowman, in a series of site-responsive performances that splice together the medieval and the modern through music, theatre, spoken word and digital storytelling in Ledbury, London and online.

The project includes a series of new commissions and our support will go towards fees for six artists to participate on a week-long R&D residency in order to make new work. The artists involved are: Breach Theatre, Francesca Millican-Slater, Nick Field, Annette Brook, Steve Ely, Ross Sutherland, Clare Salaman and Russell Bender, with Tom Chivers as Creative Director and Dr Lawrence Warner as academic advisor.


Penned in the Margins, Blackboard Poem. Photo: Tom Chivers