Hi. I'm Tom. I grew up in the Surrey hills and now I live in Bristol, where I work as an arts producer. I share my time between a number of ongoing collaborations, which you can find out more about here.
I also occasionally work on one-off projects as a producer, mentor, writer, director or general outside eye. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more.
Terrestrial produces arts projects, community events and wild adventures in the south west of England. We are currently based in Weston-super-Mare, where we're supporting a series of projects - each created by an innovative artist and a local community group working together.
Verity Standen is a Bristol-based composer, performer and musical director. Her work explores the human voice and how it can be celebrated and transformed through live performance. Verity has, I think, a unique ability to galvanise people through song - whether it's a rousing pop-up choir session for people with no experience of singing or an intricate rehearsal with a professional ensemble, she fills the process with warmth and humanity.
I produce all of Verity's work (currently in partnership with MAYK), which includes research and development, fundraising, tour booking and company management. To date, this has included the development and UK touring of the a cappella trio piece Mmm Hmmm(which has played venues from the National Theatre's Riverstage to village halls in the Outer Hebrides); the creation of Symphony - a piece for individual audience members (commissioned by The Yard Theatre for an underpass in London's Olympic Park); Refrain - a major commission from Situations for sites with a historic connection to conscientious objection; the premiere of Undersong - a live surround-sound choral concert; and the ongoing management of Verity's choral piece HUG, for which we recruit a new community choir (so far the we've worked with singers in Poland, China, Belgium and the Czech Republic as well as around the UK).
Undersongwill tour from early 2020, and we continue to explore opportunities for HUG. Please get in touch if you're interested in booking Verity's work. veritystanden.com
As an artist, I can usually be found with Fine Chisel. We make foot-stomping theatre and live music - sometimes for arts venues, but more often for pubs, streets, festivals and social spaces.
We're not currently touring any of our theatre projects, but we are available as a band (please send me an email to find out more) and songwriter / performer George Williams is usually up for any kind of antics.