Helen’s career in music covers a range of disciplines including theatre composer, singer, vocal coach, music director and workshop facilitator. She has worked on many and varied collaborative projects, and composed for both theatre and concert platform. Her skill and knowledge as a singer and vocal coach make her much in demand with choirs and vocal ensembles across the country. In all aspects of her work she comfortably crosses the boundaries between classical, music theatre and jazz.

During 2018 and 2019 Helen toured with ‘Constant As the World. As soon as it is possible she’ll on stage again with her second solo show, ‘Unexpected Song’. For more information about Helen’s work see www.helenportermusic.co.uk

Peter Ursem – painter, printmaker, writer

Dutch/British artist Peter Ursem graduated in Literature from the University of Utrecht and in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. Having landed in Dorset in 1998 Peter developed relief printmaking (linoprint, woodcut, woodengraving) alongside his painting. Since moving to Gresham House the landscape of the Tamar Valley has become more prominent in his painting, drawing and printmaking. He also incorporates words, poems and stories in his work. Peter has also published three children’s book, the Steven Honest trilogy, and is currently writing a collection of fables.

For more information about Peter’s work as an artist go to www.peterursem.co.uk
For information about Peter’s children’s novels, visit www.petrus-ursem.co.uk