Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2011 by nicbeard


a new drawing from a story more to follow.


Forest Fund Riser – Hoxton, London.

Posted in gigs on March 10, 2011 by nicbeard

On Friday the 10th of March we are playing with a large group of acts,

(for the list of acts please see the gig page.)

Hoping to help the Forest Cafe keep going – to see there plight and help

click here

Research :

Posted in odyssey on January 29, 2011 by nicbeard

where the sea meets the land and the sky is a star.

That guides all wanders home.

King Pest back in london with 5×15

Posted in gigs, Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by nicbeard

Monday 7th Feb 2011


The Union Chapel Islington
A night host by 5×15
True stories of passion, obsession and adventure recounted live with just two rules:
no scripts and only fifteen minutes each.
Amy ChuaThe Paper CinemaJanet Street PorterJay RaynerHarry ShearerJudith Kerr
we will performing ‘king pest’….
A tale that starts with the passion of two old sea dogs for the taverns of 14 century london.

Rock charmer

Posted in gigs, Rock Charmer on January 29, 2011 by nicbeard

Rock charmer comes to london.

Sunday 30 jan 2011


BOX OFFICE: 020 7908 9696

The Rock Charmer (40 minutes)

Round pillars of the old quarry, an old man wanders scratching at the mysteries of the rocks… calling… what have they seen, what are they, what makes them, what stories can be told by these weather blown sentinels? Unwrap geological time, explore the layers of the rock.

Music By Little Boat and Ed Dowie

Also with Night Flyer.

little sketches

Posted in drawings on January 29, 2011 by nicbeard

here,hare,here — are a couple of thumbnails

from my rough ideas sketchbook

while working on the odyssey again,

brushes picked up in the new year.

Upswing’s Fallen

Posted in Other doings on January 16, 2011 by nicbeard

Upswing’s – ‘Fallen’ (which we made animated scenes that the performers inhabit) is coming to the london mime festival at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room 24th 25th 26 Jan 7.45pm for more details please see here —

As a way of an anti-trailer for this performance here are some images and sketches that we made that didn’t get used for the final piece…..