A Kingdom Project founded in 2020, the Flaming Lady of Hay is an ART HOUSE that arose from the pandemic as an inspirational and welcoming place for creative discovery, free thought, and revelation. It endeavours to tell stories, spark up discussion and connect people all under one small, crooked roof.
2019 - Ongoing
Connecting and inspiring young women in Ghana and the Welsh Borders between the ages of 16 – 24. Bridging boundaries and borders to empower through the art of photography and the sharing of life stories.
Picture Me is an exciting International photojournalistic exchange and apprenticeship project for young women which provides invaluable access to equipment, arts professionals, expertise and the opportunity of cultural exchange to expand their sense of the world and their own potential.
Find us on Instagram: @ picture_me_worldwide
The ‘Instant Scorchestra’ is a fully participatory ‘non-concert hall’ music and film performance project. Stemming from the ‘Instant Orchestra’ – a groundbreaking music experience and free event conceived by BBC Radio 3’s Max Reinhardt in partnership with Oxford Contemporary Music.
With access to a host of donated instruments by Oxford Contemporary Music, the Instant Scorechestra provides an exciting opportunity for its audiences to be a part of the spontaneous performance of a live cinematic score led by professional musicians and composers from a range of genres and back grounds.
A collaboration under the Kingdom Project banner through Raw Projects CIC, with production by Lavish Design, the Instant Scorechestra dissolves any barriers for those who are new to contemporary music and film. The inaugural performance took place at the award winning arts and music festival Latitude in 2018 where it continues to be presented annually with support by Festival Republic.
‘Tee with the King’ is an ‘accessible archive project’ celebrating the life and legacy of King Richard Booth and promoting ‘Wearable Art For Change’.
‘Never Mind The Bollocks Home Rule For Hay’ is the first of two Tee Shirt designs in the ‘Tee With The King’ series available from the Flaming Lady of Hay Arthouse and online Gallery Shop www.flaminglady.com. 100% of the profits from sales go directly to the Kingdom Project, so if you buy a tee you will be directly helping us to bring high calibre arts programs and events to Hay-On-Wye and other rural areas.
LONG LIVE THE KING!
Conceived in response to the artists Mother’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s in 2016, the Museum of Memory is an ongoing collaboration and evocative exploration of memories and how they shape and form us.
Presented as a Sound & Art Installation work serving to capture, preserve and present an immersive and diverse snapshot of lives and experiences to cause reflection, a sense of deeper human connection and ultimately inspiration.
Participants so far include Don Letts, Max Reinhart, Stephen Mallinder, Sarah Nicolls, Paul Burgess, Harry K, Danny Pockets, Louise Colbourne, Dom Jones, Glen Matlock & King Richard Booth each recounting experiences & people in their lives that have profoundly affected and inspired them.